Women’s soccer downs RPI in last second of play

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(Courtesy of Union Athletics) Union’s Katie Monahan ’18 dribbles the ball during the Dutchwomen’s Oct. 1 contest against crosstown rival RPI. Monahan scored the lone goal of the game in the final second of play to nab the victory for the Dutchwomen.

On Wednesday Oct. 7, the Union Women’s Soccer team played its biggest rival, RPI, in an evening game under the lights at College Park Field. The game was a nail-biter for players and the spectators alike.

Union and RPI were tied scoreless throughout the first half. Both teams were working hard and making shots towards the goal.

But as the second half was coming to a close, the game remained scoreless and it looked as if the game would go into overtime.

Fortunately, Union struck with 1.8 seconds remaining. Katie Monahan ’18 was able to get the ball in the net after a great pass from Jessica Farland ’16.

The goal was Monahan’s third of the year and Farland’s fourth assist of the season.

Interestingly, it’s the third year in a row that the Dutchwomen have defeated the Engineers by a score of 1-0.

Although it was looking like they might break their streak, the Dutchwomen were able to come through in the final second of the game.

Both teams played very hard and they were evenly-matched — RPI had nine shots and Union had 11 shots in total. But Union was able to overpower RPI’s effort and pull out the win.

So far this season the Dutchwomen’s record stands at 5-3-3. They have been much more successful when playing at home — their home record stands at 4-1-1, while their away record is 2-2-2.

The team plays its next game at home on Oct. 16.

 

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