Stonehill and Le Moyne Play to 2-2 Draw in Double Overtime


Kirstie St. Martin netted her career-high 15th goal of the season. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

St. Martin and McEvily score for Skyhawks, but neither side can break deadlock in extra time

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (October 23, 2010) – The Stonehill College women’s soccer team posted a 2-2 double-overtime tie at Le Moyne College in a Northeast-10 matchup Saturday.

Senior Kirstie St. Martin (Providence, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) scored early for the Skyhawks, and senior Caitlin McEvily (New Rochelle, N.Y./The Ursuline School) netted the tying goal after Le Moyne rallied behind goals from sophomores Jennifer Fabian (Clay, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and Christie Morano (Highland, N.Y./Highland). Freshman goalkeeper Amy Wheaton (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth) made four saves, and junior Felicia Tynan (Oxford, N.Y./Oxford) stopped eight shots for Le Moyne.

St. Martin struck first for Stonehill, scoring her career-high 15th goal of the season in the 17th minute when she pounced on a loose ball in the penalty box and drilled it past the oncoming goalkeeper. The 1-0 lead would stand up until the second half, as the Dolphins attempted four shots before the break but were held scoreless by Wheaton in net.

Le Moyne rallied early in the second half, though, scoring twice in a five-minute span to take over the lead. Fabian netted a header at the left post in the 51st minute to tie it, and in the 56th minute, junior Rachel Farneti (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) served a corner kick to Morano in front of the net, who scored from short range to put Le Moyne ahead 2-1.

McEvily took it back minutes later, converting a 58th-minute penalty kick to knot the game at 2-2, but neither side could capitalize on a combined 12 chances over the final half-hour of regulation to send the game into extra time.

Following a scoreless first overtime period, junior Kelsey Mahoney (Rehoboth, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth) had a shot turned back by Tynan early in the second extra frame, and Wheaton made a stop against Le Moyne junior Jackie Coe (Grand Island, N.Y./Grand Island) in the 103rd minute on the last serious scoring chance either side would see on the way to a 2-2 final score.

Stonehill (8-7-2, 6-6-2 NE-10) closes out the regular season at home on Wednesday against Merrimack at 3:30 p.m.

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