A goal in the 103rd minute of the second overtime period was the difference as the Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team fell to Washington and Jefferson College, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at DiSanto Field.
The Spartans are now 4-4-0 on the season. With the win, the Presidents improve to 4-3-1.
After a scoreless first half, CWRU got on the board first to take a 1-0 lead at 74:15 as freshman midfielder Emily Hauser chipped a shot past the goalkeeper via an assist from junior midfielder Emily Dickens. The goal was Hauser's first collegiate goal of her career.
After sustaining the Spartans attack, the Presidents countered with a goal from Tatiana Ruzzini in the 76th minute to tie the game at 1-1. The score remained knotted at 1-1 the remainder of the second half and first overtime period.
In the 103rd minute of the second overtime period, the Presidents' Nicole Walters received a corner kick pass from Josie Madden and headed the game winner into the back of the net.
For the match, the Spartans outshot the Presidents 18-13, and also held the 8-7 advantage in shots on goal.
In net, sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Unterborn recorded five saves.
CWRU will be back in action on Wednesday, September 27th, when the team heads to University Heights, Ohio to play John Carroll University for a 7:00 p.m. matchup with the Blue Streaks.