Women's Soccer Wins Overtime Thriller Over James Madison, 3-2

Sept. 25, 2004

Box Score

HARRISONBURG, Va., -- Junior Ali Andrzejewski scored with 1:30 remaining in the second overtime to lift Loyola to a 3-2 win at James Madison in women's soccer Saturday afternoon at the JMU Soccer Complex.

Andrzejewski received a pass from sophomore Katelyn Woods on the left side of the penalty box, dribbled forward and sent a 15-yard shot into the left corner of the goal.

The goal capped a Loyola comeback after the Greyhounds trailed 2-0 in the opening 17 minutes of play. Loyola improved to 4-3-0 with the win, which ended a three-game (2-0-1) JMU unbeaten streak. JMU, playing in its third straight overtime contest, dropped to 4-3-1.

Dukes' freshman Melanie Schaffer hit a hard shot from the edge of the penalty box into the left corner of the goal in the 10th minute to give JMU a 1-0 lead.

Less than seven minutes later, JMU sophomore Sarah Cebulski gathered a loose ball after a throw-in from freshman Laura Hertz ricocheted off a Loyola defender to Cebulski. She sprinted toward the goal and chipped the ball over junior goalkeeper Kate into the far upper corner of the net. That score came at 16:14.

In the 23rd minute, Loyola sophomore Carolyn Kennington took a pass from Andrzejewski and scored on a 15-yard shot to narrow the JMU lead to 2-1.

In the second half, Loyola sophomore Courtney Arikian half-volleyed a Kennington corner kick into the goal just under 15 minutes into the period to tie the match at 2-2.

In the second 10-minute overtime, Gilfillan made a diving fingertip save off a shot to the left corner by JMU junior Emily Baskin with six minutes remaining. She made another save off a shot by junior Karly Kladany with 1:58 left. Gilfillan finished with five saves and JMU junior goalkeeper Jessica Hussey had seven saves, including a diving stop on a point-blank shot by junior Ashley Kramer in the 50th minute.