By: Kyle C. Leach
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – St. Elizabeth junior Meghan Murray poked home a loose ball in the 107th minute to give the Screaming Eagles a 2-1 double overtime win at Cedar Crest in non-conference women’s soccer action on a windy Saturday afternoon.
It was the first goal of the season for Murray with teammate Amy Rowe earning her fourth assist of the season for St. Elizabeth (4-14).
Cedar Crest (1-9) scored the game’s first goal, but the Screaming Eagles quickly evened the contest 1-1 at 14:58 when junior Kelly O’Dell headed home at corner kick by freshman Samantha Cicio. It was O’Dell’s third goal of the season and the team-leading sixth assist for Cicio.
CSE junior goalkeeper Catherine De La Cruz kept Cedar Crest off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game with seven saves.
The Screaming Eagles had a 20-13 shot advantage and finally broke through in double overtime. It was the fourth time this season CSE went to a second extra period to decide a game, and the second straight time the Screaming Eagles came out the victors.
St. Elizabeth travels to the Bronx on Tuesday to face Mount St. Vincent at 4 p.m., before returning to Soccer Centers in Somerset, N.J. for the season’s final match against Wilson College for Senior Day. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. and prior to the start of the game, the Screaming Eagles will honor its senior, defender Patricia Yagecic.