BRISTOL, R.I. – Sophomore Alyssa Kogelmann (Slingerlands, N.Y.) netted her first career goal in the 94th minute to lead the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over Roger Williams in its season opener on Wednesday evening.
The Camels took full advantage of a free kick from just outside the box in the extra frame. Freshman Maxie Johnson (Redding, Conn.) arced a shot that bounced off the crossbar and onto the foot of Alexa Tribelli (Cranston, R.I.). Hawk goalkeeper Natalie O'Donovan was able to stop an ensuing attempt by the Camel senior, but Kogelmann was able to collect the rebound and pot the game-winning marker just 3:43 into the stanza.
After Connecticut College (1-0) failed to capitalize on a few early opportunities, the hosts were able to get on the board first when Carly Quinn took a pass from Morgan Snow and slipped the ball into the right corner of the net. The visitors, however, continued to create chances and eventually tied the match in the 64th minute. Senior Livi Block (New York, N.Y.) found classmate Michelle Medina (Hartford, Conn.), who chipped the ball over the Hawk netminder to eventually send the teams to overtime and lead to Kogelmann's golden marker.
Freshman Katy Pelletier (Topsfield, Mass.) earned the victory by making three saves in net for Connecticut College, which outshot its opponent by a lopsided 21-5 margin and also had a commanding 10-1 advantage in corner kick opportunities. O'Donovan of Roger Williams (0-3) turned away five shots while suffering the setback.
Connecticut College resumes action when it opens up NESCAC play at Middlebury on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 12:00 p.m.