Women’s soccer ends win streak in second overtime, 1-0
LEWISTON, Maine — Sophomore Laura Kurash (Voorhees, N.J.) scored in the 104th minute of play to lift Wesleyan University to a 1-0 double-overtime victory over the Bates College women’s soccer team on Saturday, ending the Bobcats’ three-game winning streak.
A long cross from the sideline by Cardinals senior Dasha Battelle (Brookline, Mass.) found Karash, who headed the ball past Bates junior goalkeeper Annie Burns to end a scoreless tie. Karash leads Wesleyan with eight goals.
The Cardinals failed to capitalize on an enormous chance to end the game during the first overtime period, when a Wesleyan player capped a breakaway from four yards out by shooting and hitting the goalpost.
Wesleyan (3-3-3, 2-1-3 NESCAC) outshot Bates (5-5-1, 2-4-1 NESCAC) by a 24-16 margin, including a 10-5 difference in the first half. Bates had seven corner kicks in the game to Wesleyan’s three.
Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) made five saves, including three in the first half and two in the second half, to keep the score tied. Wesleyan first-year keeper Grace Bomann made two saves for her first career shutout.
Bates will host St. Joseph’s College on Tuesday at 3:30 for their final home game of the regular season. Wesleyan hosts Middlebury on Tuesday at 2 p.m.