By: Joe Barbito (@barbitosfritos)
The Northeastern women’s soccer team won a thriller in extra time against Drexel on Sunday as Hannah Rosenblatt scored the golden goal on a penalty kick to win the game for the Huskies. This was Rosenblatt’s second golden goal and her third game-winner of the season.
Both teams were aggressive throughout the first 90 minutes of play. Shots were 8-8 through the first half and 8-3 favoring NU in the second. Twice the Dragons hit iron, with Vanessa Kara and Shaelyn McCarty hitting the post and crossbar late in the first half. Early in the second half it was Valentina Soares Gache who hit the crossbar with a long range shot.
Roseblatt was set up for her penalty shot when Drexel was called for a handball in the box. Her game-winner gave her the team-lead in overall goals (four) and game-winning goals (three) this season. She now has those four goals through 554 minutes of play, compared to last year when she scored just once in 592 minutes.
Sophomore keeper Nathalie Nidetch recorded three saves and her fourth shutout of the year. Northeastern improved to 2-2-1 in overtime games this season and improved their overall record to 6-5-1 (1-1-0) in conference play.
The Lady Huskies are now 6-5-0 (1-1-0 in the CAA). Things seem to be clicking for first year head coach Ashley Phillips, as the Huskies have won 3 of their last 4. Their next match is Friday on the road against UNCW.
Women’s Volleyball: Women’s volleyball took a 3-1 victory over both the University of New Hampshire and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, but fell 3-0 to the College of Charleston, snapping an eight-game win streak. They play William & Mary on Friday in Cabot.
Men’s Soccer: The Huskies fell to 2-6 on the season after dropping a 0-3 loss to UNH and a 0-4 loss to Delaware. Being shut out by Delaware marks the fourth time this season the Huskies have failed to score a goal. They will be back in action Wednesday at Parson’s against Hofstra.
Field Hockey: After dropping a heartbreaking 4-3 overtime loss to Maine, the field hockey team improved to 5-2 on the season with a 3-1 victory against UNH. They will travel to Philadelphia to play Drexel this Friday.
Cross Country: The men’s and women’s cross country teams came in 20th and 28th place, respectively, this Sunday at the Roy Griak invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. The men averaged 26:25 recording 563 points and the women averaged 23:26 tallying 729 points. Their next race is the New England Championship on October 8.