Overtime Road Win for Women's Soccer

Overtime Road Win for Women's Soccer

THE MAIN STORY: Emily Sullivan's goal less than two minutes into overtime gave the Susquehanna women's soccer team a 1-0 road win over Wilkes on Tuesday night.

GAME WINNER: Sullivan scored a mere 1:47 into the first overtime period to end the game in favor of SU. It was Sullivan's second goal of the season and both of her goals have been game winners; the sophomore also netted the game winner in a 1-0 win over King's College on Sept. 14. Tuesday's goal marked the sixth game-winning goal of her career and the ninth goal of her career overall.

RECORD: The River Hawks are now 5-2-0 to start the season. Wilkes falls to 1-5-0. Susquehanna has won three of its last four games.

THE BEST SINCE: SU's 5-2 start to the season is the best since the 2009 squad opened its campaign with a 6-2 record. This year's record is the best under current head coach Nick Hoover.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE: Susquehanna took five of its nine shots in the second half but was out-shot 11-9 by the Colonels. SU did hold a 6-3 edge in corner kicks. Three players took two shots apiece, including Sullivan. Goalie Jennifer Thorsheim had six saves to pick up her second shutout – and win – of the fall.

SCORING CHANCES: The River Hawks' final chance to score in regulation came in the 87th minute when a header by Julia Hutsko was saved by Wilkes goalie Alyssa Young. Thorsheim, meanwhile, came up with a key save in the 85th minute on a shot by Aislinn Speranza that helped force overtime.

UP NEXT: Susquehanna returns home to begin Landmark Conference play with a 1:00 p.m. against Catholic University.