Women’s soccer undefeated through six games

The Eagles beat the undefeated Bobcats in a 2-1 match that went into a second overtime period.

Keaton Moore, Writer

As the women’s soccer game began on Sept. 16 against the UC Merced Bobcats, one thing was clear for both teams: by the end of the match one of their undefeated starts to the season would be snapped.

In a game that was thrown into overtime the Eagles came out on top, beating the Bobcats and maintaining their undefeated streak.

A goal in the 44th minute from sophomore forward Michaila Martin, assisted by senior defender Amanda Otto, gave the Eagles the early lead in the first period. But the Bobcats showed their claws in the second period and forced the game into overtime with a goal in the 52nd minute.

In overtime, the Eagles combined five shots during both periods. Just when the match was about to be called a draw, sophomore forward Samantha Verduzco shot the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute in the second overtime period. The Eagles took the match and beat the Bobcats 2-1.

In both the first and second half the Eagles made five shots and ended the game with a total of 10 shots made the entire game. Junior midfielder McKenna Marmelstein, who was credited with assisting the game-winning goal, made three shots in the game, two of which were on goal.

While the forwards were making all of the team’s shots, the defense had a rather quiet night. The Eagles kept their opponent to only four total shots in the game with only two on goal. As a result, senior goalkeeper Amanda Johnson had one save and allowed one goal the entire night.

The Eagles will continue their hot streak into the third game of their series of away games against Soka University in Aliso Viejo on Sept. 19 at 4:00 p.m.

 

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