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Iona Loses in Overtime at Wagner

Published: October 4, 2019

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Wagner Seahawks downed the Iona College women's soccer team in overtime, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon. Despite go-ahead goals from Amber Crispin and Sofia Giamanco on two separate occasions, the Gaels could not close out the match today at Hameline Field.

GAME SUMMARY

After a slow, opening 20 minutes, the match saw some early scoring. Iona's Amber Crispin scored for the second straight contest, giving the Maroon & Gold a 1-0 lead. Wagner answered back two minutes later, getting the equalizer from Maria Nunez on a free kick.
 
Wagner tried shots in the 35th and 37th minutes, but both were off-target. Mikayla Fosina tried one for the Maroon & Gold three minutes later, but was stopped by Erin Kelly. 
 
With less than five minutes left in the first half, freshman Sofia Giamancorecovered a loose ball inside the box and buried her shot to give Iona the lead once more. The Gaels would have another chance to extend the lead with a corner kick in the final minutes, but could not muster a goal. The two sides entered halftime with Iona leading 2-1.
 
Preziosi and Gabby Cipriano each tried shots in the opening 15 minutes for their respective sides; both missed wide of the cage. Mackenzie Meixner and Kiera Haggerty would also try shots, but came up empty.
 
As the clock ran under the 10-minute mark, the Seahawks lined up for a penalty kick attempt. Annie White took the PK and sent it home to tie the score at 2-2. Wagner managed to tie the match for the second time on the day, sending the game into a first overtime.
 
Neither side could manage a shot across the opening eight-plus minutes of extra time. The Seahawks lined up for a corner kick with just over a minute remaining; Le'la Allen netted the game-winning goal on a deflection from right in front of the cage, completing the comeback for Wagner.

NOTABLE NUGGETS

  • Giamanco's goal was the first of her collegiate career. The rookie now has three points on the season.
  • Crispin has scored in two consecutive contests and has now moved into a tie for fifth place in program history with her 13th career goal.
  • All three of Wagner's goals were unassisted on the afternoon.
  • Emma Havrilla faced nine shots in net, making three saves and allowing three goals across 99 minutes.
  • Wagner's Nunez and Iona's Crispin were the only players to register more than one shot.
  • Allen's game-winning goal came via the only shot and the only corner of the overtime period.

UP NEXT

Iona will return to Mazzella Field to host St. Francis Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon. Kick-off is scheduled for 3 PM and the match will be broadcasted on Iona Insider.

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