Russell and Neary Score as Team Secures First Non-Losing Season in Program History
GALLOWAY, N.J. – Visiting Washington College rallied twice from one-goal deficits to tie with host Stockton, 2-2, in double overtime at G. Larry James Stadium in non-conference women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon. The Shorewomen, who are now 7-5-1 on the year, clinch their first-ever non-losing season in team history, while the Ospreys are 12-3-4 on the year.
Washington College 2 Stockton 2 (2 OT)
How It Happened
- The Ospreys got onto the scoreboard at the 22:45 mark when Susan Parambo floated a shot from about 30 yards out into the right side of the goal.
- Less than two minutes later the Shorewomen tied the match when the free kick by Arianna Sabatino was head headed in by Lindsay Russell at 24:36.
- Both sides had chances to take the lead in the final 20:24 of the half, but neither scored. Alexa Simonetti had her shot stopped by a WC defender at the 27:39 mark and with 39 seconds left in the first half, Emily Jacoby beat her defender and got a shot off, but it went wide right.
- Stockton retook the lead 7:03 into the second half when Brenda Clowney found Simonetti and Simonetti this time scored in front to give the hosts a 2-1 lead.
- Washington leveled the match with 20:08 remaining in the second half when Lauren Neary was able to get around the keeper and deposit her fifth goal of the year on a pass from Brianna Parise.
- In the 79th minute, Erin O'Reilly had a one-on-one with Nicole Pallante on a breakaway, but Pallante turned away the shot.
- With just over a minute remaining, a free kick by Maddie Noonan from about 30 yards out hit the crossbar and was the last scoring chance by either side in regulation.
- In the first overtime session, Clowney had the one shot on target in the 96th minute, but it was saved by Annalie Buscarino. Parambo had two shots go wide left in the final 1:38 of the period.
- Washington had the better of the chances in the second overtime, but could not find the winner. Russell rang one off the crossbar in the 104th minute and the rebound shot by Jacoby sailed high. Arianna Sabatino had a rebound of a blocked shot by Olivia Sabatino that was stopped by Pallante. Russell had the final chance with 13 ticks left, but it was saved and the contest ended in a tie.
For The Shorewomen (7-5-1)
- Scorers: Neary (goal), Russell (goal), Parise (assist), A. Sabatino (assist)
- Goalkeepers: Courtney Colbert (2 saves, 1 goal allowed, 45:00), Buscarino (2 saves, 1 goal allowed, 65:00)
- Washington totaled 14 shots and six corner kicks for the match.
For Stockton (12-3-4)
- Scorers: Parambo (goal), Simonetti (goal), Clowney
- Goalkeeper: Pallante (5 saves, 2 goals allowed, 110:00)
- The Ospreys took 14 shots and had four corner kicks in the contest.
- Neary has 12 points on the season, doubling her previous high of six points set in 2017.
- It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools in women's soccer.
10/24 @ Ursinus – 7:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference Match)
- A win by the Shorewomen will clinch their first-ever winning season as the program began play in 1998.