Friday, September 10, 2010
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Whitman's women's soccer team was unable to hold on to a 2-1 halftime lead and fell in overtime, 3-2, to Northwest University Thursday.
Junior Amy Hasson, who missed Whitman's season-opening victory last week because of injury, came off the bench to boot both first-half Missionary goals.
Hasson's first strike, coming in the 21st minute off a goalie deflection, evened the game at 1-1. She scored again at the 36:28 mark, this time with an assist from first-year sophomore Marisa Poorboy, to give Whitman a 2-1 lead.
The Eagles, now 1-0-2 on the season, squared the score at 2-2 on Kirstie Perron's goal in the eighth minute of the second half.
Whitman, which outshot Northwest 6-4 in the second half, generated four shots at regaining the lead but failed to find the back of the net.
Poorboy took two of those shots, forcing Eagle keeper Jordan Thomas to make a save in one instance. Shots by junior Taylor Chock and sophomore Julianne Masser were blocked.
Whitman also produced the first shot in sudden-death overtime, but the attempt from first-year Missionary Kelsey Roehner sailed wide.
Northwest countered with the game-winner with 2:37 showing on the overtime clock. Abby Brauer knocked home the golden goal from nine yards out. She also had the first Eagle goal early in the first half.
Whitman finished with a 13-11 advantage in shots, although the Eagles held a 7-4 edge in shots on goal. Missionary keeper Lauren Brougham made four saves.
Whitman hosts its home opener at noon this Saturday, facing Northwest Nazarene at the Whitman Athletic Fields. That game will be followed at 3 p.m. by a men's game between Whitman and Warner Pacific.