The Ithaca College women’s soccer team fell to Stevens Institute of Technology in the Empire 8 Championship 3–2 in an overtime thriller on Nov. 6.
Scoring broke open early, as senior forward Megan Nash scored from outside the box in the 11th minute of the contest off of an assist from sophomore forward Sarah Pirnie. Stevens struck back quickly, evening the score less than a minute later after capitalizing on a rebound.
In the 28th minute, Stevens took the lead off a shot just inside the box. However, the Bombers responded in the 37th minute when sophomore midfielder Shoshana Bedrosian evened the score at two goals a piece thanks to an assist from Nash.
The second half was controlled by Stevens, who held the Bombers to just six shots in the half while taking 13 of their own. The game also got much more aggressive in the second half, with Stevens picking up two yellow cards.
At the end of regulation, Bombers sophomore goalkeeper Stacey DiGiorgio had 12 saves on 24 shot attempts by Stevens. The Bombers, who have had trouble getting shots off in this tournament, took just 14 shots in the first 90 minutes of action.
In overtime, the Bombers got off only one shot attempt before Stevens scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute.
With that, the No. 3 seed Bombers finished the Empire 8 tournament as runners up to the number one seeded Stevens Institute of Technology. The Bombers will now wait and see if they earn a bid to the NCAA National Championships.