Women's Soccer Falls to Stevens in OT, 2-1

Montclair, NJ (9/17/08) Senior midfielder Salme Cook scored her second goal of the game 1:19 into the overtime period to propel the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s soccer team passed Montclair State, 2-1 at the MSU Soccer Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Cook, who scored both goals in the game for the Ducks, collected her sixth and seventh markers of the year as she is now averaging 1.16 goals per game.

After eight minutes of action, the Red Hawks (3-3) struck first as freshman midfielder Rachel Senyszyn (Succasunna, NJ / Roxbury) posted the first score on the board, her fourth of the season. Senior defender Nicole Kogut (Swedesboro, NJ / Kingsway) sent the ball through to Senyszyn who roped a left-footed shot over the head of sophomore goalkeeper Sherri Rosenberg to give MSU a 1-0 advantage.

With under two minutes remaining in the first half, Cook knotted the game at 1-all off a through ball from senior midfielder/back Mary Chew. Cook collected the pass and was able to split a pair of defenders to rip a shot through the lower right corner to bring the game to a 1-1 stalemate before the second half.

Following a scoreless second half that saw sophomore goalkeeper Jenn Pontier pull in five saves, the contest went into extra play as the score remained 1-1 after 90 minutes of action.

With just 1:19 expired off the clock in overtime, Cook recorded her seventh goal of the season off a strong defensive play by sophomore forward Katria Misilo. Misilo cblocked a clearing attempt by the Red Hawks and was able to run down the ball deep in the corner to get off a pass to junior midfielder/forward Leslie Kallberg. Kallberg crossed the ball to Cook who buried a header into the back of the net to lift Stevens to its fourth win of the year (4-1-1).

The Ducks out-shot the Red Hawks 15-14 as both teams posted six corner kicks. Pontier played the whole second half and overtime period as she registered six saves and the win (4-0-1). Junior goalkeeper Leah Tepperman (North Andover, MA / North Andover) made seven saves for MSU.

Montclair State returns to action on Saturday, September 20 as it opens up NJAC play in Glassboro. MSU squares off against Rowan University at 7:00 pm.