UNC Greensboro Drops Duquesne in Overtime

Duquesne's women's soccer team lost their 1-0 lead when UNC Greensboro scored with about five minutes left in regulation and lost, 2-1, in overtime at the 2009 Virginia Tech Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational on Sunday afternoon in Blacksburg, Va.

The Dukes' offense kept putting pressure on UNC, Greensboro's goalie Kelsey Kearney until Gia Marino set up Samantha Kaiser who slipped through the Spartans' defense and stroked the ball to the left side of the net for Duquesne's 1-0 lead at the 64:03 mark.

That was Duquesne's 11th shot of the game. Nine (9) of these were on net. Kaiser had a game-high six shots, four of which were on goal. A fifth hit the crossbar.

Duquesne goaltender Gabby Morin had just two saves up to that point on UNC Greencboro's nine shots.

With just over five minutes left to play (84:49), Spartan Kristin Player got the ball into the net to tie the game. No further scoring in regulation set up overtime.

Player scored the gamewinner at 3:06 of the first overtime period.

The Spartans raised their record to 3-4-0. The Southern Conference team lost to host Virginia Tech, 4-0, in their first game of the tournament on Friday.

Duquesne's record is also 3-4-0. The Dukes beat another SOCON team, the College of Charleston, 1-0, on Friday. The Red and Blue travel to North Carolina to open their Atlantic 10 Conference schedule on Friday, September 25, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. against Charlotte (4-1-0). The 49ers are playing #15 Georgia today on their home turf, Transamerica Field.

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