Syracuse women’s soccer team earns overtime victory over Colgate in season opener

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm The Syracuse women’s soccer team opened its season in dramatic fashion Sunday, defeating Colgate 3-2 in overtime. Sophomore Alexis Koval scored her first two career goals in regulation, and senior Alyscha Mottershead scored the game-winner in overtime.It was the Orange’s first victory in a season opener since 2008.After an offside call disallowed an SU goal in the game’s opening moments, the Orange fell behind 1-0 when the Raiders’ Jillian Kinter scored in the sixth minute.Colgate took the one-goal lead into halftime and went up 2-0 early in the second half.SU found the back of the net in the 61st minute on Koval’s first career goal, cutting the deficit to 2-1. With 15 minutes to play in regulation, Koval struck again to tie the score 2-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNeither team scored again in regulation, forcing overtime.Mottershead scored the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining in the first overtime period.The Orange plays its home opener against Albany on Friday 4 p.m. SU then hosts Washington next Sunday at noon.—Compiled by Josh Hyber, staff writer, [email protected] Commentslast_img

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