By: Kyle C. Leach
SOMERSET, N.J. – Keuka midfielder Sarah Capek scored in the 103th minute to secure a 2-1 double overtime victory over the College of St. Elizabeth Sunday afternoon in North Eastern Athletic Conference action at Soccer Centers.
After a scoreless first half, the Screaming Eagles shifted their offensive attack late in the second half looking to break a tie. The plan worked immediately.
CSE midfielder Shannon Siedzik ran down a pass in the left corner and juked a Keuka defender and got free outside the box. Siedzik crossed the ball to the front of the goal where it eluded the Keuka goalkeeper. CSE junior Dina Toledo ran onto the ball and tapped it into the right side of the net at 74:50 for her second goal of the season and a 1-0 CSE lead.
Keuka struck 10 minutes later for the equalizer when Terin Brown touched a shot inside the left side of the CSE net at 85:10.
The teams battled through the remained of regulation and one over time period before Capek notched the winning score off a pass from teammate Stephanie Havens inside the CSE penalty box.
CSE goalkeeper Catherine De La Cruz kept Keuka (who held a 18-4 shot advantage) at bay for much of the afternoon, posting seven saves in net.
The Screaming Eagles (1-6, 1-3 NEAC) travel to Throngs Neck, N.Y. for their next match on Tuesday, Sept 20 for a 7:00 p.m. contest with SUNY-Maritime. CSE will return home on Oct. 1 for a 1 p.m. game with Penn State Berks at Soccer Centers.