PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The Dartmouth women's soccer team pushed Rutgers to overtime, but dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to the Scarlet Knights in overtime in a non-conference game at Rutgers' Yurack Field on Sunday.
After battling to a scoreless tie in regulation, Rutgers was awarded a free kick just two minutes into the extra session after a foul was called in the box on Dartmouth goalkeeper Tatiana Saunders (Rye, N.Y.). Rutgers sophomore Jonelle Filigno buried the shot to give the Scarlet Knights the win.
Sophomore midfielder Marina Moschitto (Andover, Mass.) led the Dartmouth offense with two shots on goal while freshman forward Tasha Wilkins (Portland, Ore.) also contributed two shots for the game. Saunders made four saves in 92:44 minutes of action in her first career overtime contest.
Dartmouth (1-3-0) battled with the No. 6-ranked team in the Northeast region for the majority of the game. The Big Green were able get in behind the Rutgers defense for several shots in the first half including a shot from Moschitto in the 16th minute that forced Rutgers goalkeeper, Emmy Simpkins, to come off her line to make the save.
Despite Rutgers have a decided 16-6 advantage in shots, the Big Green defense kept the Scarlet Knights off the scoreboard and in the second half Dartmouth managed a 4-1 advantage on corner kicks. Moschitto seemed to have a scoring chance for the Big Green in the 61st minute of action and hit a driven ball that forced Simpkins out of position and led to a Rutgers team save.
Dartmouth stays on the road for its next contest and will travel to take on regional rival, Boston College on Wednesday (Sept. 14) in Chestnut Hill. Kickoff between the Big Green and Eagles is set for 4 p.m.