Oct. 20, 2012
Storrs, Conn. - On Saturday, October 20, the Providence College women’s soccer team travelled to Storrs, Conn. for a night cap with the Connecticut Huskies. A tie or a win would have secured a spot for the Friars in the BIG EAST conference tournament for their second consecutive year. The Friars fell to the Huskies in double overtime, with three seconds to play, 3-2. Providence wrapped up its 2012 slate with a record of 8-9-1 (3-7-0 BIG EAST) while Connecticut finished its season with a record of 8-7-2 (4-5-1 BIG EAST).
The Friars notched the first goal of the match in the 22nd minute when sophomore Allison Walton (Brunswick, Maine) defeated four Connecticut defenders before placing the ball in the back of the net.
In the 27th minute Connecticut tied the match, 1-1, when Jennifer Skogerboe finished a cross from teammate Andrea Plucenik. The Huskies would take the lead, 2-1, in the 57th minute when Skogerboe notched her second goal of the match. A deflection from a shot taken by Plucenik landed at Skogerboe’s feet whose strike reached the back of the net.
Freshman Courtney Maguire (Smithfield, R.I.) notched the equalizer in the 82nd minute when she buried a shot from 20 yards out. This marked Maguire’s first goal as a Friar.
After 90 minutes of play the game remained tied, 2-2, which sent the match into overtime. The Huskies notched the game-winner at 109:57 when Linda Ruutu finished a feed from teammate Danielle Dakin.
The Friars were outshot by the Huskies, 20-16 but they held the advantage in corners, 6-4. Sophomore goalkeeper Jessica Goudreault (Sherborn, Mass.) finished the game with eight saves.
-- GO FRIARS --
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