The UR women’s soccer team lost to Nazareth College in a double-overtime heartbreaker on Tuesday. After the 1-0 loss, the ‘Jackets became 4-3-1 on the year as they completed the non-conference portion of their highly—competitive schedule.
Nazareth senior Danielle Wilkin scored the lone goal of the game, with 40 seconds remaining in double overtime, off a header from sophomore Rachel Dise, marking her first goal of the season.
The ‘Jackets fired 25 shots, 17 of them on goal. Sophomore Laura Cowie-Haskell and freshman McKenzie Runyan each had three shots on goal, while junior Kim Stagg, freshman Annie McEachron and freshman Hannah Wadsworth had two each. While they certainly created great opportunities to score, the Nazareth defense did not allow any of these shots to find the back of the net.
For Nazareth, goalkeeper junior Allison Dobles demonstrated an exemplary performance in the net against the UR attack, making 16 saves in her career-high performance, while sophomore Sarah Conroy recorded one team save in the second half.
Although the game ended as a loss, sophomore Sydney Melton said the ‘Jackets played phenomenally. “I could not be more proud of the team following last night’s game,” all-conference defender Melton said.
Melton articulated that UR “played with all of [their] energy,” and even though they did not end up on top, it still “felt like a huge win.”
UR sophomore goalkeeper Madilynne Lee grabbed an impressive six saves, allowing only one goal. She has recorded 36 saves so far this year after playing every minute of every game. Lee is poised to have a great second half of the season protecting the net.
The ‘Jackets will open their University Athletic Union (UAA) play this Sunday in St. Louis as they take on the Washington University in St. Louis Bears at 11:00a.m. central time. Their next home game will be Oct. 10 against the University of Chicago Maroons at 5p.m.
Lewis is a member of the class of 2016.