Lions Downed By Leopards in Double OT

Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports
Photo Credit: Emerson Channel Sports

THE BASICS 

Score: Wentworth 2, Emerson 1

Records: Emerson Lions (3-2), Wentworth Leopards (4-2-1)

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Location: Boston, Mass. (Sweeney Field)

The Lead: Amanda Benevente's 54th minute equalizer forced overtime for the Lions who fell to the Leopards in the second extra frame. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The teams were deadlocked at 0 after one half, with both teams unable to capitalize on the scoring chances they were able to create.
  • Seven minutes into the second fame, Julia Watler (Stevenson Ranch, Calif.) was able to capitalize on a free kick outside of the box to give the Leopards a 1-0 lead.
  • The Lions jumped right back into the attack and found themselves in a dangerous position just two minutes later.  Amanda Benavente rocketed her second of the season into the back of the net in the 54th minute, knotting the game at one with over a half and hour left in regulation.
  • The teams combined for 18 shots in throughout the second half but were unable to break the deadlock, forcing an overtime period.
  • With just seven minutes remaining in the second overtime period, Wentworth was able to capitalize on a corner kick with Taylor Patti (Pittsfield, Mass.) redirecting the ball into the net.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Despite the low scoring affair, the teams combined for 34 shots in the match with Emerson grabbing 20 shots.  Both teams totaled seven on target.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Megan Rose (Danville, Calif.)  made five saves on the night, bringing her total to 28 on the season.
  • Amanda Benavente (Boca Raton, Fla.) scored her first goal of the season and career. 

UP NEXT

  • Emerson will travel to Mount Holyoke College on Saturday at 1:00pm for their first NEWMAC Matchup of 2018.
  • Wentworth will return to their home turf on Saturday at 12:00pm against UMASS Boston. 


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