Aug. 26, 2012
CINCINNATI -- Junior midfielder Katie Greer's (Massapequa, N.Y./Saint Anthony's) 109th-minute goal in double overtime on Sunday gave the University of Cincinnati women's soccer team a 2-1 win over Northeastern University at Gettler Stadium.
With less than 2 minutes remaining in the match, senior defender Kaylee Dakers (Brampton, Ontario/Heart Lake Secondary School) sent the ball to freshman forward Callie Taylor (Long Beach, Calif./Los Alamitos), who touch passed it toward Greer streaking down the right sideline. Greer took the pass and struck the ball from the right 90-degree corner of the box, which sailed over NU goalkeeper Paige Burnett and landed into the top left corner of the net.
Greer's game-winner occurred moments after an injury to NU senior forward Greta Samuelsdottir with 3:19 left in the second overtime period caused an approximate 10-minute stop in action.
Cincinnati (2-0-1) is unbeaten after three matches for the first time since the 2010 season when the Bearcats started the year a program-best 5-0-1.
UC was on its way toward winning the match in regulation before NU tied the score at 1-1 in the 88th minute. Huskies forward Lahaina Zoller tapped a shot past Bearcats sophomore goalkeeper Kristina Utley (Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley), who was away from the net charging the ball.
Cincinnati took an initial one-goal advantage in the 60th minute when freshman defender Kelly Latimer (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro) took a rebound from junior forward Jazmine Rhodes' (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Polytechnic) blocked shot and snuck it past Burnett for a 1-0 UC lead.
Northeastern (0-3-0) put constant pressure on the Bearcats defense beginning midway through the first half as the Huskies outshot UC 27-18.
Utley finished the match with nine saves, one short of her career best of 10 stops recorded Sept. 18, 2011 against Notre Dame.
UC continues its three-match homestand Friday with a 7 p.m. contest versus Eastern Kentucky at Gettler Stadium.