DELHI, N.Y. (September 18, 2019) – The SUNY Delhi women's soccer team played their third double-overtime match of the season on Wednesday in a home game against Morrisville State. This time, however, it would result in defeat, as a Mustangs goal with 2:13 left in the second OT period gave the Broncos their first loss of the season by a 3-2 score. The ladies fell to 4-1-1.
Delhi's women struck quick on a Micayla Slattery goal, assisted by Alexa Scaglione, just 1:33 into the contest. It served as the only score of the period for a 1-0 Delhi lead at the half. The Broncos added another goal early in the second period when Alexa DuBois scored at 50:32 for the 2-0 lead. The Mustangs got one back at 62:12 by Shay Franklin off a cross from Tiffany Dicenzo to make it a one-goal game. The Broncos had a pair of chances to extend their lead, but their shots met the post and crossbar, respectively.
The contest, however, was interrupted when a scuffle broke out with 1:04 remaining in regulation, causing red card ejections for three SUNY Delhi players and one from Morrisville State; these ejections will carry over to both teams' next contest. The Broncos, down to eight players, were left vulnerable for Morrisville's late attack that saw Angelina Rinaldi send the ball far down the field for Ashley Tette to beat the defenders and roll one in with 37 seconds left to send the game to overtime. Delhi's eight-person squad was left on the defensive for both overtimes, as the Mustangs fired 12 shots over the two ten-minute periods to the Broncos' zero. While Delhi's defense held tight, Morrisville State broke through on a breakaway by Hailey Moriarty with 2:13 to play in the second overtime.
Jessica Shultis started in goal for the Broncos, recording two saves in the first half before Rachael Scoones took over from the start of the second half onwards. She recorded eight saves as she now has a 1-1 record in goal on the season. Morrisville State led in shots, 26-22, including a 12-0 ledger in the overtime periods.
Head coach Lauren Mackay's team looks to regroup this Saturday when they host NAC-opponent Maine Maritime at 3:30 p.m.