Tuesday, September 11, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's soccer team came back from a 2-0 deficit in the second half to win 3-2 in overtime against the visiting Franciscan Barons. The Titans improved to 3-2-1, while Franciscan dropped to 1-4.
Junior Maggie Nikituk (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny) put the Titans on the scoreboard with a goal from 15 yards out at the 62:21 mark.
With two minutes left in regulation, junior Amanda Turi (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) tied the game 2-2 as she broke away from the Barons' defense and scored her third goal of the season.
Turi was also part of the game-winning goal in overtime as she made a perfect pass to freshman Krista Edwards (Summerville, PA / Springdale) (97:23). This was Edwards's third goal for the season.
Westminster senior goalie Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA/Freedom) gathered in four saves in 97:23 minutes of play.
Westminster will take a five-game road trip. First up for the Titans will be at Penn State-Behrend on Saturday at 1 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.