WASHINGTON -- Catholic scored an overtime game-winner to complete a comeback against Messiah and move to the second round of the NCAA championships tournament. The final score was 2-1. The loss for Messiah completes their season at 15-6.
Moriah Pfautz had put the Falcons on top early in the second-half with her 24th goal of the season, but the Cardinals soon responded to tie the game. The rest of the game was played end-to-end with a number of opportunities for both teams. They would move into overtime knotted at 1-1 and, minutes into the session, Catholic earned a corner that would lead to the goal. Maura Campell scored the winner.
The Falcons actually outshot the Cardinals 12 to 11, but did not manage a shot in the overtime session. Messiah also outcornerd Catholic 13 to eight, but was not able to capitalize on any of the restarts.
Molly Gebrosky made eight saves in the game while also turning away of a number of other loose balls near the cage. She made one save in the extra session before Campbell put one through to complete the scoring.