Soccer

 
September 9, 2012

Soccer's Streak Ends at Four With 2-1 OT Loss to Niagara

Youngstown -- The Youngstown State women's soccer team's four-match winning streak came to an end on Sunday afternoon after dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to Niagara at Stambaugh Stadium.

The Penguins fall to 4-1 while Niagara improves to 2-3.

The Guins controlled the first half and outshot the Purple Eagles, 9-1, but only had two shots on goal.

With just 48 seconds left before halftime, freshman Katie Hohmann found the back of the net after receiving and header from Jade Flory and a long direct kick from Katie Peterlin to take a 1-0 lead at the intermission.

Niagara played much more aggressive in the second stanza, taking nine shots compared to YSU's eight.

The Purple Eagles knotted the match up at the match at 1-1 with 21 minutes left when Julianne Viviano's header off a corner kick went into the right top corner of the goal.

In the extra period, Niagara Rachel Garvey slipped past the YSU defenders and scored the game-winning goal just 3:38 into overtime.

For the match, the Guins outshot the Purple Eagles, 17-13, but did not have a shot in the overtime period.

The Penguins visit Ohio, Friday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. in Athens, Ohio.