Women’s soccer falls by 1 in overtime loss to Lions

Seth Zeiset
Staff Writer

In a 99-minute showdown, Georgian Court (6-2-1) beat Millersville (5-4-1) in come-from-behind fashion by a score of 2-1. The Marauders kept the Lions scoreless until the 56th minute, but then Taylor Mize netted the first of two goals to even the score at 1-1. In overtime, Mize struck again, delivering the killing blow in the 99nth minute, handing Millersville its second consecutive overtime loss.

Millersville’s elusive attack proved to be unsuccessful in their attempt to win in overtime.
Millersville’s elusive attack proved to be unsuccessful in their attempt to win in overtime.

In overtime, the Lions’ Tayler Bramley took the ball past midfield and scooted a pass behind the Marauder defense to a charging Mize. One-on-one, the Marauders keeper Olivia Webber dove to grab the ball, but with a soft touch to the left, Mize squeezed past Webber and netted an easy game-winning goal.
Although the Marauders out-shot the Lions 9-5 in the first period, neither team could find the net until after halftime.
It wasn’t until the 47th minute of the second period that points were put on the board. Millersville’s Megan Wilson controlled the ball and floated a chip-shot over the head of the Lions’ keeper Casey O’Connor.
Only ten minutes later, the Lions responded. Carly Loverde dribbled to the corner and fired a cross to the middle. Mize was ready and finished the job by one-touching the ball past Webber for the goal.
Savannah Hall and Victoria Kramer lead the Marauders with two shots on goal. Megan Wilson’s lone goal was her second of the season.
The notable performance of the day was by the Lions’ Mize. Mize led all players with seven shots, with four on goal. Her two scores now gives her five goals on the season.
Next, the black and gold will look to get back on track when they visit East Stroudsberg on Tuesday, October 8th.