Wild Finish Dooms Marshall in Overtime, 1-0‏

Updated 2 years ago Special to HNN Provided by Herd Zone

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – An unlucky bounce in the final second of overtime gave Marshall women’s soccer its second loss in the last three matches, as Florida Atlantic stole a 1-0 win from the Herd on Friday evening at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.

The result put Marshall at 10-3-3, 3-2-2 in Conference USA play. It was the Herd’s sixth overtime match of the year, and its first home overtime loss since a 2-1 decision to Kentucky on Sept. 16, 2007. The Owls improved to 10-7, 4-3 in league play.

The Herd held the advantage on the offensive end for the majority of the match, ultimately out-shooting FAU 27-13.

A series of unfortunate events led to Marshall’s own goal in the final second. An Owl player centered the ball from left to right in to the Herd box with mere seconds remaining, and it deflected off an MU defender. A miscommunication combined with an unlucky bounce put the ball just over the Herd goal line and FAU came away with the stolen victory.

Marshall goalkeeper Lizzie Kish (Boyertown, Pa.) made four saves in the loss, and Sydney Drinkwater had nine for the Owls. Freshman forward Ashley Seltzer (Knoxville, Tenn.) had a match-high five shots with two on goal.

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Quotes by Coach Kevin Long:

On the result:
“That’s a pretty disappointing loss. We thought that when overtime started we could come away with at least a point. We outshot them 27-13. We were our own worst enemies again tonight. We’re falling a little flat in front of the goal.”

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