Tough Luck Women's Soccer Falls to Gettysburg in Overtime, 3-2
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A two-goal second-half comeback was not enough to carry the day for the Swarthmore College women's soccer team (7-5, 3-3), as the Garnet were handed a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime loss to the Gettysburg Bullets on Sunday afternoon.
Sophomore Aly Passanante and freshman Ellen Bachmanhuff each scored second-half goals to erase a 2-0 deficit and force overtime. But seven minutes into overtime, Gettysburg's Becca Kent snuck a shot past Swarthmore goalie Marie Mutryn to give the Bullets the important Centennial victory.
The first half was dominated by defense, as the game remained scoreless and only 10 shots were taken between the two teams combined. Just over a minute into the second half, however, Gettysburg broke through to take a 1-0 lead on a goal from Meg Castranova off a corner kick. Just seven minutes later, the Garnet squad found themselves looking at a 2-0 deficit, as Casey Attanasio scored for Gettysburg.
The Garnet comeback commenced at the 66th minute, as Passanante took a shot from 20-yards out off a pass from sophomore Amber Famiglietti, bringing Swarthmore to within one. With 10 minutes remaining, the Garnet drew a foul in the area to earn a penalty kick. Bachmanhuff made the most of the opportunity, converting the kick to tie the game at 2-2. Neither team could push anything else across before the end of the second half.
In overtime, however, the homestanding Bullets prevailed when Kent netted the game-winner in the 97th minute, denying the Garnet of a crucial road result.
Swarthmore looks to right the ship and continue its playoff push on Saturday when McDaniel comes to Clothier Field. Play is set to begin at 7 pm.