Women's Soccer: Titans Tie W&J, 2-2, in Double OT

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Despite leading 2-0 in the first half, the Westminster College women's soccer team tied 2-2 in double overtime with Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Washington & Jefferson on Tuesday. The Titans moved to 4-5-3 overall and 0-1-1 in the PAC, while the Presidents moved to 5-4-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the conference. All four goals were scored in the first half.

Westminster freshman Krista Edwards (Summerville, PA / Springdale) scored the first goal of the game and her fourth of the season at the 8:35 mark after she received an assist from junior Amanda Turi (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) and junior Maggie Nikituk (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny). Freshman  Lizzie Barnhart (Meadville, PA / Saegertown) then scored her first collegiate goal at the 15:44 mark after she received a touch pass in the box from Edwards and Nikituk.

The Presidents tied it 2-2 as they scored two goals in two minutes late in the first half. Holly Shipley scored her 12th goal of the year (38:00) and Dawn Murphy scored her sixth goal of the season (30:59).

Westminster senior goalkeeper Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) earned a game-high seven saves.

For the game, Washington & Jefferson outshot the Titans 20-7 and had a 3-2 corner kicks advantage.

The Titans are back on the field Saturday as they host Geneva at 6 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.

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