MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - For the third time this season the Penn State Harrisburg women's soccer team played into double over time. The first was against Philadelphia Biblical University, where they pulled out a 3-2 win, the second was to NEAC foe Keuka College ending in a tie, and last night the Lady Lions took Susquehanna University into extra minutes.
Susquehanna was one of only two teams to beat the 2009 NEAC Champion Lady Lion squad. With that in the mind, the Lady Lions knew they needed to come out strong against a solid Crusader team. The first half of the game remained scoreless as Penn State Harrisburg goalie Brittany Adams (Dillsburg, PA/Northern York) held off a barrage of shots from Susquehanna. It wasn't until the 62nd minute that Kara Hoy (Camp Hill, PA/Camp Hill) was able to collect a rebound and sneak it past Crusader goalie Rachel Norbuts, putting Penn State up 1-0.
The weather played a factor in Wednesday night's game as the rain, at times, transformed from a drizzle to torrential down pour. Although playing on the slick field created a new level of difficulty for both teams, it certainly did not take away from the intensity of the game. Rallying back at the 85th minute, Susquehanna Freshman Marissa Departo knocked on in the net to tie the game, 1-1. Neither team was able to score again in regulation time, forcing the first overtime of the evening. The first and second overtime remained scoreless resulting in a tie game.
The Lady Lions return to NEAC action on Saturday, October 9th at 1:00 PM as they travel to College of St. Elizabeth.