Wednesday, September 11, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Titan senior Amanda Turi (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) scored the game-winner, her second goal of the game, as the Westminster College women's soccer team won an overtime thriller, 3-2, against non-conference foe Penn. State-Altoona Wednesday night. The Titans improved to 3-1 overall, while the Lions dropped to 1-3.
After a stalemate in the first half tied 0-0, both teams scored five goals in the second half.
The Lions scored first at 58:31, however Turi tied it, 1-1, eight minute later when teammate Maggie Nikituk (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny) placed a well-executed ball from midfield.
Penn. State would recapture the lead with a goal at the 70:46 mark, however Westminster matched it after sophomore Mere Mishler (Johnstown, PA / Bishop McCort) scored her first goal of the season with 72:49 on the clock.
In overtime, Turi received a tap pass in the box from junior Kerri Inzinga (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) for the game-winner. Senior Jordan Steele (Falconer, NY / Falconer Central) set up the play with a well-placed corner kick.
Titan sophomore goalie Rachael Letscher (Canfield, OH / Cardinal Mooney) earned the win with 16:37 minutes of play. Teammate Maddy Frech (Leechburg, PA / Kiski Area) earned a game-high five saves on the night.
Westminster will look to make it three-straight wins when it hosts Penn. State-Behrend on Saturday at 1 p.m.
***Updated: Sept. 12, 3:05 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 378 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 41 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.