By Lee Finkelstein
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – After a 90 minute scoring drought from both Kutztown and Shippensburg, the Kutztown University women’s soccer team couldn’t come up with the win as they lost 1-0 in overtime in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) matchup on Saturday afternoon from David See Field.
As overtime began, things started to heat up. Alaina Curry forced the pressure early against Shippensburg, but the Raiders (1-1-1, 1-1-1 PSAC) quickly took over. Four minutes into extra time, Shippensburg bench player, Jenny Litz, heaved a shot from 18 yards out on the left side that slipped through the reach of KU goalie Deanna Messner.
Throughout the game, The Golden Bears (2-2, 2-2 PSAC) had many chances to score the ball, especially in the first half, but they were not able to connect with the back of the net.
Both teams attempted to pour in shot after shot in the second half, with each team recording nine shots a piece.
Curry led all players on the pitch with four shots, but could not connect with the net. Taylor Burt let three shots fly with one on goal, and Diana Malanga hit two with one on goal.
Freshman Nora Fazzi attempted her first collegiate shot in the game, while fellow rookie Messner finished with three saves.
The Raiders finished with a slight advantage in both shots (14-12) and corner kicks (7-3).
The Golden Bears will continue their three-game road trip with a non-conference matchup against Alderson Broaddus on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in West Virginia.