Soccer Scoreless in Double OT



Women’s soccer dominated the field this past weekend in a game against Trinity College, yet couldn’t bring home the win. The score remained 0-0.

Rachel Ruecker, Sports Editor

After a hot start to the season saw the NYU women’s soccer team go 4-1, they journeyed to Hartford, Connecticut to play Trinity College in attempts to continue their early success. Though the Violets battled hard, they were held scoreless throughout the game.

Senior goalkeeper Cassie Steinberg’s finesse was hardly necessary as the Bantams got just two shots on goal, though she did make one outstanding save at the top of the second overtime period to keep things even. But the Violets 18-8 advantage in shooting was not enough as the score was nil after an hour and a half.

Strangely enough, the Violets were forced into two frames of extra time last week against Stevens Institute of Technology in their only loss of the season so far, which they dropped 2-3.

Senior captain Lexi Clarke and Trinity College’s Alexa Barbaresi both received yellow cards at 55:10 and 82:00, respectively.

Freshman forward Alex Benedict led the team in shots with seven, with Clarke and junior forwards Teressa Fazio and Mckennah Spagnola all following behind with two.

Fazio expressed the difficulties that arise from such a long game but thinks it bodes well for their midweek match up against Ramapo.

“It was a tough match all the way through against a quality opponent,” Fazio said. “It’s never easy going into double overtime but we stayed focused and we will be keeping the momentum going for Wednesday.”

The soccer squad will be back home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. as they play Ramapo College in hopes to continue their success and not go into double overtime.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Sept. 19 print edition. Email Rachel Ruecker at [email protected].