Mary Washington 1, Otterbein 1 (Mary Washington Wins Shootout, 9-8)



FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Sophomore Jaclyn Gebbia booted home the clinching shootout penalty kick after senior goalkeeper Mary Elizabeth Fulco stopped Otterbein's tenth attempt to give the University of Mary Washington women's soccer team a 9-8 shootout victory after a 1-1 tie through two overtimes in the second round of the NCAA Division III women's soccer tournament at the Battleground on Saturday. The Eagles advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, and will play the winner of Saturday's Ohio Wesleyan/Manchester match either on November 19 or 20.

The Eagles opened the scoring on a cross by Jacqui Forsythe that senior Kathryn Amirpashaie slid across the mouth of the goal to freshman Megan Vaughan-Albert, who booted home her first collegiate goal at 33:33. The Eagles led, 1-0, at halftime, after outshooting the Cardinals, 6-4, in the first frame.

Otterbein knotted the score after several quality chances when Chanel Smith booted the ball from twenty yards out past a diving Fulco, and the ball trickled into the goal at 63:11. Otterbein outshot the Eagles, 7-5, in the secon period, and held a 12-5 advantage in corner kicks for the game.

Following a pair of scoreless overtimes, the Eagles found themselves in a penalty kick shootout for the second straight weekend, as they advanced to the NCAA Tournament by downing Salisbury in a shootout follwoing a scoreless tie. Each team's second kicker missed their opportunities, and each team connected on kick after kick until the matter came down to each team's final shooter. Otterbein's Allison Eberle had her shot saved by Fulco, setting the stage for Gebbia, who scored past a diving Katie Chrien to give UMW the right to advance to the third round. The Eagles will find out the date and location of next weekend's game on Sunday afternoon. UMW's opponent, either Ohio Wesleyan or Manchester, will be decided Saturday night, as their match begins at 6 pm EDT.

-- Courtesy UMW