PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On Sunday, September 9 the Providence College women's soccer team played New Hampshire as part of a double header following the men's soccer match with Michigan State. The Friars came out with a victory after sophomore Allison Walton(Brunswick, Maine) notched the game winning goal in double overtime.
Freshman Catherine Zimmerman (Madison, N.J.) tallied the first points of the match with a goal in the 11th minute. Teammate Allison Waltonpassed the ball to Zimmerman who took a shot from six yards out. Zimmerman's strike beat the goalkeeper to put the Friars on the scoreboard. Zimmerman tops the Friar score sheet with 11 points on five goals and one assist.
New Hampshire battled back in the 31st minute when sophomore Brianna Spitler notched a goal for the Wildcats. A deflection landed the ball at Spitler's feet who drove a hard low shot from 10 yards out into the back of the net.
At halftime the game was tied, 1-1. The rest of regulation would remain scoreless and the game was sent into overtime.
The first period of overtime saw four shots from the Wildcats and one from Providence but neither team was able to pull ahead.
Seven minutes into the second overtime period the Friars were awarded a corner kick. The kick taken by fifth year senior Laura DiClemente(Blue Bell, Pa.) was headed into the goal by Walton to win the game.
Freshman Megan Sweeney (Coral Springs, Fla.) and sophomore Jessica Goudreault(Sherborn, Mass.) split the game in goal for the Friars recording one and three saves, respectively.
The Friars are on a four-game win streak and remain unbeaten at home. The Friars are back in action on Thursday, September 13 when they will travel to Queens, N.Y to face St. John's in their first BIG EAST match of the season. The game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.