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Wheaton's Overtime Strike Lifts Lyons over Women's Soccer

Wheaton's Overtime Strike Lifts Lyons over Women's Soccer

Norton, Mass. - October 24, 2017 - Despite a second-half goal from Kim Quiles (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), the Springfield College women's soccer team suffered an overtime loss to Wheaton, 2-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Tuesday afternoon at Mirrione Stadium. 

With the loss, Springfield College is now 12-5 on the year and 5-4 in conference play while the Lyons are now 13-3-1 overall and 7-2 against conference opponents. Springfield College held an 8-7 shot advantage over 90 minutes of play, while Wheaton was awarded nine corner kicks to the Pride's one.

In net for Springfield College, Ciara Boucher (Manchester, Conn.) made one saves as she only saw three shots on goal, while for Wheaton, Leann Wolf (Santa Maria, Calif.) stopped three of the four shots on goal that she saw.

Wheaton opened the game's scoring with a goal just 4:40 into the second half when Hannah Lepordo (Sudbury, Mass.) and Lindsay Bouscaren (Cambridge, Mass.) set up Megan Healy (Huntington, N.Y.) for her sixth goal of the season, before Quiles notched an unassisted strike on a breakaway 8:31 later to even the score at one apiece. Quiles' goal marked her 10th of the season, and is now the team's leading goal scorer.

Scoreless after 90 minutes of play, Lepordo found the back of the net with 1:42 to play in the first overtime period to lift the Lyons to victory.

Springfield College will wrap up regular-season play on Saturday, October 28 when it will host WPI on Brock-Affleck Field at 1 p.m.