Haverford 1, Arcadia 1 (2OT) (Haverford Advances on Penalty Kicks, 3-2)

Nov. 9, 2005

HAVERFORD -- Senior Ashley Emmons drilled the final penalty kick of a best-of-five shootout into the top left corner of the net, allowing host Haverford to advance to the second round of the Division III tournament Wednesday.

Despite a 30-9 advantage in shots during a 1-1, double-overtime tie, the Fords (14-4-2) never led in the contest until sophomore Ryan Hedrick and senior Meej Kim nailed their team's second and third shots in the shootout. Both teams had scored following second-half corner kicks, with Arcadia soph Patty Robb getting the first goal at 63:18, and Haverford frosh Lauren Kibbe answering 2:49 later.

In the tie-breaking session, senior Maria DeGeorge gave Arcadia (13-6-2) an early lead, but frosh Samantha Calhoun's went wide right and junior Rachel Beauchesne hit the left post. Soph Kat Kraemer made the Knights' fourth PK attempt, but Fords rookie keeper Lindsay Festa stonewalled frosh Amanda Pote with a kick-save on Arcadia's final attempt to set up Emmons' decisive blast.

Festa made three saves in the first half and returned in the second overtime following 55 minutes of relief from junior Andrea Fishman. Fishman made one save in her stint in goal, which was followed almost immediately by a brilliant team save on an open net by first-year defender Lizzie Masland. From that point, the Fords held the Knights without a shot over the final 32:17. Arcadia sophomore keeper Michelle Leone made 11 saves in 110 minutes and stopped Haverford senior Elena Kozakewich and Masland in the shootout.

The playoff game was the Fords' debut in the D-III women's soccer tourney, and was the first NCAA home game for Haverford in any sport since a first-round women's lacrosse match on the same Walton Field in 1986. Haverford will next visit top-seeded Messiah College (18-0-0) in the tournament's second round, Saturday at 1 p.m. in Grantham, Pa.

Soccer Game Summary (Final)
Haverford College Women's Soccer
Arcadia University vs Haverford College (11/9/05 Wed at Haverford, Pa.)

Arcadia University (13-6-2) vs. Haverford College (14-4-2)
Date: 11/9/05 Wed Attendance: 400
Weather: Cloudy, windy, 60 degrees

Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Arcadia University.. 0 1 0 0 - 1
Haverford College... 0 1 0 0 - 1

1. 63:18 ARCADIA Patty Robb Corner kick - shot from corner kick
2. 66:07 HAV Lauren Kibbe Corner kick - shot from headed out ball after

Shots: Arcadia University 9, Haverford College 30
Saves: Arcadia University 11 (Michelle Leone 11), Haverford College 5
(Andrea Fishman 1; Lindsay Festa 3; TEAM 1)

PK shootout:
DeGeorge (A) GOOD
Kozakewich (H) saved by Leone
Calhoun (A) wide right
Hedrick (H) GOOD
Beauchesne (A) hit left post
Kim (H) GOOD
Kraemer (A) GOOD
Masland (H) saved by Leone
Pote (A) foot save by Festa
Emmons (H) GOOD top left corner 

-- Courtesy Haverford