October 11, 2011

Felician Falls Short In OT Despite More Late-Game Drama

 

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Freshman Sam Petosa (Spotswood, NJ) came off the bench to provide the most recent late-game drama for the Felician College women's soccer team, but her game-tying goal was not enough as Felician succumbed to host Queens (N.Y.) College, 2-1, in overtime in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon on the Queens campus.

The Golden Falcons trailed, 1-0, for most of the second half, and had been fending off pressure from Queens for the majority of the afternoon. But with time ticking away on Felician, junior Emily Gleason (East Hanover, NJ) beat a defender on the right side and sent a cross into the box, where Petosa finished from six yards out with two minutes, six seconds to play in regulation.

The goal was the first of Petosa's collegiate career, and marked the fifth time this season that Felician had scored a tying or go-ahead goal in the 80th minute or later.

The Knights, however, had the last word. Senior Andrea Slavin (Floral Park, NY) collected a through-ball and beat Felician goalkeeper Allie Couzo (Sayreville, NY) on a 1 v. 1 move to win the game with 1:17 remaining in the first extra session. Slavin, who had put her team ahead in the 59th minute before Petosa extended the match, picked up her eighth marker of the year.

Queens owned advantages of 25-9 in shots and 5-0 in corner kicks. Allison Breakey (Frankfort, IL) earned the victory with five saves. Couzo was credited with seven saves for Felician.