Ithaca upsets No. 3 Trinity (Texas)
Bombers’ Salant held off second half Tigers run with four saves
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Ithaca (14-3-3) advanced to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship Tournament with a 1-0 double overtime win against No. 3 Trinity (Texas). The Tigers end their season 22-1-0.
Sophomore Jackie Rodabaugh scored the game's only goal 1:18 into the second overtime period.
Rodabaugh's third goal of the year sent the Bombers to the NCAA quarterfinals for the fourth time in five years. Ithaca has made five trips to the NCAA semifinals with their last "final four" trip coming in 1998.
Sophomore Ellyn Grant-Keane sent a centering pass toward the near post that Trinity goalkeeper Devan Osegueda got a hand on; the ball wound up at Rodabaugh's feet and her shot was initially stopped before dribbling behind the keeper and over the goal line. The Tigers had allowed just seven goals all season.
Trinity outshot the Bombers 25-18, owning a 10-7 edge at the half and then putting four shots on goal during an early second-half flurry. Junior Becca Salant made nine saves.