Women's soccer clinches playoff spot despite defeat

Emily Dettbarn (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Emily Dettbarn (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

READING, Pa. - The Hood College women's soccer team fell to Albright 3-2 after 96 minutes of play but still managed to clinch its first spot in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Tournament with help from Lycoming.

Inside the Box Score

How it Happened

  • The first goal came in the 56th minute when Autumn Bieber finished a rebound over Erickson who was recovering from an initial save.
  • The Blazers tied the game in the 63rd minute when Scarborough found the top corner from the opposite side of the 18-yard box.
  • Mangle put Hood at a 2-1 lead when she scored when the Albright keeper failed to control a free kick in the 73rd. The loose ball dropped to the waiting senior's feet, who finished to give the Blazers the lead.
  • Shortly after in the 76th minute, a 25-yard screamer from Albright's Jillian Lapidus beat Erickson putting the game at a 2-2 draw setting up overtime.
  • Emily Dettbarn almost hit the game-winner but her effort soared inches over the crossbar in the 92nd minute.
  • A long-range effort from Nicole Bautista was just wide of the target in the 95th.
  • A Diza Hasanaj header sealed the game for the Lions after a Bieber corner in the 96th minute.

Notes

  • Olivia Donkus recorded six saves.
  • Hood is now 11-6-2 overall, 3-3-1 in league play. The Blazers locked up a playoff spot with Lycoming's 2-1 win over Lebanon Valley Tuesday. 
  • Albright improves to 10-7 on the year and 4-3 in the conference.

Up Next

Hood travels to Lycoming on Saturday, November 2.

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