Sept. 7, 2008
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Despite freshman Courtney Collins’ (North Wales, Pa.) second goal in her past two games, the Providence College women’s soccer team fell to the Manhattan Jaspers, 2-1, in double overtime at Glay Field on Sunday, September 7. The loss drops the Friars to 3-1 on the season. Manhattan improves to 2-1.
Providence got on the board first in the 33rd minute after a free kick was deflected off senior Kimberly Pine (Fairfield, Conn.) towards Collins. Collins took a shot from the right corner past Jasper goalkeeper Caitlin Trupiano to give the Friars a 1-0 lead. PC freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Walker (Metuchen, N.J.) made her first start of the season, and made all three of her saves during the first half.
In the 54th minute, Manhattan’s Courtney McMahon took possession of the ball in the Friar zone and took a tough shot from the top of the box that sailed past Walker, evening the score at 1-1. Late in the second half, Friar midfielder Nicole Benko (Valley Stream, N.Y.) gained possession inside the Jasper box. After getting past the last defender, Benko took a tough angle shot that was grabbed by Trupiano.
Manhattan took the victory late in the second overtime, as Megan Lavecchia emerged from a scrum during the 116th minute in front of the Friar net with the ball, and shot it in the back right corner for the 2-1 victory.
Trupiano finished the day with eight saves for the Jaspers. The Friars outshot the Jaspers 24-10 during the contest. PC will next travel to Hartford to take on the Hawks on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m.