Nov 10, 2018
The Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks (16-2-0) beat the SUNY Geneseo Knights (14-4-1) 1-0 in 2OT. Emily Damrell scored the game winner at 103:22.
The Ducks dominated OT, with shots from Zisi Zomar, Misha Brewster, and Ally Wanzor.
But at the end of the first overtime the Genseo Knights sent a long looping pass downfield, putting pressure on Stevens's backline. The pressure resulted in corner kick in the final seconds of the first overtime.
Geneseo's Ellie Gregory took the corner. The ball eventually found Dominica Piccoli, who tried kick the ball but missed, allowing Steven's goal keeper Izzy DiDario to scoop the ball up. It was Knight's best chance to score since the first half.
In 2OT, Zisi Komar found Emily Damrell to score the game's only goal. Komar had found space down the left flank, where she out-sprinted Genseo's defense to reach the goal line. She fired a cross towards the goal box where it was initially blocked, but Damrell crashed in and scored into the open net.
In the first half, play was even, with both teams fighting for the ball at midfield.
For Geneseo, the offense centered around Piccoli, whose speed and tactical ability allowed her to win one-on-one match-ups with Stevens's defense. In the first half, Genseo to worked quickly upfield, giving opportunities to other Geneseo forwards and midfielders. At 12:06, Genseo's Catie Cummingham got a shot off the crossbar, and at 20:37 Piccolo shot a header on goal.
For Stevens, the offense went through Julia Panko, who several times nearly buried shots from out past the 18. Panko and Komar helped the Ducks dominate the second half, when they posted 14 shots on goal while only allowing three.
But it was Geneseo's goal keeper Emily Janiszewski who kept the game scoreless. In the 70th minute, two passes through Panko and Wanzor gave Komar space on the left side. She took the shot, aiming for the right side. But Janiszewski dived and grabbed the ball with both hands, keeping the game scoreless.
Janiszewski with 13 saves and one goal allowed. Stevens goalie DiDario had three saves while posting the clean sheet.
Stevens finished with a 27-6 advantage in shots on goal and a 5-2 advantage in corners.