Rams Fall in Overtime to Davidson, 1-0

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

RHODE ISLAND (3-6-3, 0-3-1 A-10)
Starters: Morrissey (GK), D'Anna, Haggerty, Bike, Luker, Schafer, Fitzgerald, Sengphilom, Ellis, Cavino, O'Leary
Substitutes: Rosenthal, Caso, Goncalves, Bentick, Derry

Davidson (8-3-2, 3-0-1 A-10)
Starters: Bunch (GK), Manceaux, France, Chandler, Copper, Smith, Caruso, Hagan, Braemer, Voss
Substitutes: Yoo, Bushick, Schleicher, Nguyen, Cascio, Menard, Lytle

Scoring Summary
97:01 - DAV - Sabine Chander

How it Happened
Davidson escaped Kingston with a 1-0 overtime victory against Rhode Island Thursday night when Sabine Chandler slipped a slow roller into the net in the 98th minute.

Chandler was able to beat Rhody keeper Teresa Morrissey to a free ball near the top of the box. She got just enough of the ball to slowly roll the ball over the goal line, lifting the visiting Wildcats to the win.

Morrissey had kept the Rams in the game throughout. In the 40th minute, Davidson's Seeley Yoo got a shot over the outstretched hand of Morrissey, but the shot hit the cross bar and bounced down. Morrissey also tipped two shots over the cross bar in the first half.

Rhode Island had its best chance in the 44th minute. Aysha Bentick got behind her defender and sent a left-footed shot that got past the keeper, but it went just over the crossbar.

In the 86th minute, Cameron France was in the box 1-on-1 against Morrissey. Rhody's keeper again came up big, stoning the point-blank shot and keeping the Wildcats off the board to give her team a chance in overtime.

Inside the Box Score

  • This was the fourth overtime match of the season for Rhode Island. The Rams are now 1-1-2 when going to extra time.
  • Freshman Teresa Morrissey made four saves in the opening 20 minutes of the match. She finished with seven saves.
  • Davidson extended its unbeaten streak to eight matches. The Wildcats are 6-0-2 over the stretch.
  • Rhode Island managed two shots on goal, getting one each from Rebecca D'Anna and Grace Haggerty.
  • Davidson had a 12-5 edge in total shots, and a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.

What's Next
The Rams hit the road for the first of three straight away matches when they play at Massachusetts Sunday, Oct. 6. The match begins at 3 p.m.