Concordia Drops Close Match in Double Overtime to Molloy, 4-3
Rockville Centre, NY – The Concordia College Clippers women's soccer team took a break from their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) schedule as they faced non-conference opponent Molloy College this evening. In a close battle, the Clippers were unable to score in double overtime as the Lions won their ninth game of the season, 4-3.
Molloy would score first in the 11th minute as Allison Sloper (Williston Park, NY) attempted to make a cross which was deflected in by Concordia. Seconds later, the Clippers would answer back with a goal of their own. Iyesha Ollivierre (Trinidad & Tobago) made a pass to Nicole Brochero (White Plains, NY) at the top of the 18-yard box and she beat a defender one-on-one for her first collegiate goal.
In the 36th minute, Concordia took a 2-1 lead after an unassisted goal by Francesca Lombardo (Eastchester, NY). Seconds later, the Lions would counter with a goal of their own by Tricia Zarro (Valley Stream, NY). At the half, the game was tied at 2-2.
The next goal was not scored until the 78th minute as Molloy's Nicole Reverberi (Massapequa, NY) scored her third goal of the season. With less than three minutes remaining in the game, the Clippers tied the game off a breakaway goal by Bridgitte McCalla (Queens, NY). After receiving a pass from Ollivierre, McCalla chipped the ball over the goalkeeper's head to send the game into overtime.
The Lions came away with the game winning goal in the second overtime period. Kylie Barbosa (Syosset, NY) was the recipient of a corner kick by Sloper to give Molloy a 4-3 victory after a well-played game by both teams.
Jessica Nanan (Queens, NY) recorded six saves for Concordia while Nicole DellaPorta (West Babylon, NY) made three saves for the Lions. The Clippers were outshot by a margin of 22-10 in the game.
Concordia (2-13, 0-11 CACC) will play their final game of the season this Saturday, October 29th as they host CACC rival Bloomfield College. The game will take place at SUNY Purchase at 12:30pm and directions can be found at the Clippers' women's soccer schedule on ConcordiaClippers.com.