On Saturday, the Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team was able to remain undefeated in conference play. The Rock (5-1-0, 4-0-0 PSAC) was able to secure a comeback win over the Mercyhurst Lakers (2-1-1, 1-1-0 PSAC), with 2-1 win in overtime.
The Rock was able to get three of its nine shots in the first half on goal while only allowing one shot from the Lakers that went wide. It would be Mercyhurst who would put the first goal in net, though, in the 51st minute when Alyssa Otto scored with an assist from Beata Sundling.
The Rock finally broke through in the 87th minute as Tyler Spence was able to score off a cross from Rachel Edge. The Rock kept the momentum from Spence’s goal in overtime as they took the only two shots in the overtime period. Edge scored the game winner in the 99th minute, continuing her run of five straight games with a goal.
The Rock once again had the edge in shots and shots on goal, with 16 shots and eight on goal. The Lakers were only able to take seven shots and had two on goal. The Rock took six corners in the game while the Lakers only took one. SRU was called offsides twice and had nine fouls compared to Mercyhurst’s eight fouls.
Jordyn Minda lead SRU in shots with four and had two on goal, while Spence got off three shots and put them all on goal. Edge took two shots in the game and got one on goal for The Rock. Taryn Baxter led the Lakers in shots with two and put one on goal and Otto had one shot on goal.
Emma Yoder was able to earn her fifth victory in net this season for The Rock. Yoder had one save on two shots on goal. Lakers goalkeeper Vilde Wold had six saves in the loss, allowing two goals in a span of 12 minutes.
The Rock returns home on Wednesday and will play two home games before returning to the road to play Edinboro University. The Rock will look to continue its winning streak and remain undefeated in conference play when they play IUP on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at James Egli Field.