No. 5 Syracuse wins close one in OT
Roundup: No. 1 Old Dominion shuts out Hofstra to stay unbeaten
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- With 53.8 seconds remaining in overtime, sophomore Leonie Geyer scored her third goal of the season to give No. 5 Syracuse a 2-1 win at No. 19 Louisville on Friday afternoon at Trager Stadium. The Orange erased a 1-0 halftime deficit with the tying goal from Heather Susek less than three minutes into the second half.
Geyer, who had both Syracuse shots during overtime, dribbled into the circle from the right side of the cage and snuck a shot past Louisville goalkeeper Erin Conrad to secure the Orange's third consecutive win.
Friday's win also extends Syracuse's Big East winning streak to 16 consecutive conference victories, dating back to October 24, 2008.
Hayley Turner pushed the ball into play from the left side up to Caitlin Collins at the top of the circle. Collins then fired a shot that ricocheted off the post and over to Kelsey Rosenmeier, who buried it in the back of the cage before Syracuse goalkeeper Leann Stiver could regain position.
Syracuse came out of the halftime break with a quick strike to knot the game at one when Kelsey Millman received the ball on the left side. Millman then entered the circle, spotted Susek stationed near the right post, and threaded a pass across to the senior forward for her team-leading sixth goal of the season.
No. 1 Old Dominion 5, Hofstra 0
NORFOLK, Va. -- Senior Emma Batten and sophomore Kati Nearhouse each tallied two goals to lead the top-ranked Lady Monarchs of Old Dominion to a 5-0 CAA victory against the Hofstra Pride at the Powhatan Sports Complex Friday night. ODU remains undefeated on the season at 9-0 and 1-0 in the CAA. Hofstra, which had its four-game winning streak snapped, falls to 7-5 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
The Lady Monarchs scored twice in the first half and three times in the second half and dominated the shots on goal in the contest, 19-3. Hofstra senior goalie Amanda Heyde made seven saves in the contest including a stop of a first half penalty stroke.
Heyde stopped the ODU penalty stroke attempt by junior Julie Hodge at the 14:30 mark of the first half. But Batten opened the scoring 10 minutes later, taking a pass from senior Kathryn Kirk behind Heyde for her 11th goal of the year. The Lady Monarchs made it 2-0 with just 12 seconds remaining in the half as Nearhouse and junior Maartje van Rijswijk worked a perfect give-and-go with Nearhouse notching her third goal of the year.
No. 6 Boston College 5, Virginia 4 2OT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Senior Courtney Tavener posted a hat trick to lift the No. 6 Boston College to a 5-4, double-overtime victory against Virginia on Friday evening. With tonight's outcome, BC earns its first overtime win on the season and extends its record on the road to an undefeated 4-0.
The Eagles outshot the Cavaliers 20-12, and forced more corners, 9-5, in the conference win.
Friday's hat trick marked the first of her career for Courtney Tavener. Her three goals and one assist were also good for a single-game career high of seven points. Co-captains junior Jacqui Moorfield and senior Carla Tamer each added of goal of her own in the victory.
No. 8 Stanford 3, No. 12 California 2
STANFORD, Calif. -- Backed by a racaous crowd, No. 8 Stanford defeated No. 12 California 3-2 on Friday night at the Varsity Turf.
Becky Dru tossed in two goals for the Cardinal, with Kelsey Lloyd adding another. Stephanie Byrne had two assists in the 3-2 victory.
Rachelle Comeau notched both goals for the Bears.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.