ITHACA, N.Y. – The Marist women’s soccer team fell in a heartbreaking overtime loss to Cornell Friday evening by a 2-1 decision. Samantha Panzner (Livingston, N.J.) had the lone goal for the Red Foxes in the 50th minute off an assist from Amanda Epstein (Jericho, N.Y.)
Cornell’s Elizabeth Crowell posted the first goal of the game in the 26th minute off an assist from Dempsey Banks. Despite four shots in the first half, Marist remained scoreless heading into halftime. Goalkeeper Andrea Wicks (East Northport, N.Y) recorded four saves in 45 minutes of play.
The Big Red wouldn’t hold the lead for much longer as Epstein received a long ball near the left side of the box and fed it back across. Panzner netted the ball just past the keeper to even the score, 1-1.
In her first collegiate game, freshman goalkeeper Tyler Shelby (Los Angeles, Calif.) recorded four saves for the Red Foxes as she took over to start the second half. Shelby was able to stop Cornell’s offensive efforts and bring the game into overtime.
Marist attempted three shots in the first overtime period, including a shot on goal by Rycke Guiney (Naperville, Ill.) in the 94th minute off a Panzner corner kick. Big Red goalkeeper Kelsey Tierney saved the shot.
Cornell scored its final goal in the 98th minute off a penalty kick. Big Red’s Rachel Nichols was taken down in the box for the foul. Nichols placed the ball just to the right of Shelby to solidify the win for Cornell.
“I’m proud of Tyler for her first collegiate performance in goal,” noted head coach Katherine Lyn. “She did a great job filling some tough shoes. It’s never easy to come into a game at halftime and handle the pressure to perform at expectation. Considering the goal was scored off a foul, I would say Tyler held her own and I look forward to developing her further in the next few weeks.”
The Red Foxes return to action on Sunday Sept. 15 on the road against Binghamton. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Marist has one more away game against Seton Hall before returning home to face Manhattan on Saturday Sept. 21 for its fourth annual Pink Out game. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Tenney Stadium