Reynolds' OT Goal Lifts UMW Women's Soccer Past York in CAC Tourney 1st Round

Reynolds' OT Goal Lifts UMW Women's Soccer Past York in CAC Tourney 1st Round

Sophomore forward Erin Reynolds (Oakton, Va., Oakton) scored the game-winning goal with 2:31 remaining in the first overtime to lead the University of Mary Washington women's soccder team to a 2-1 victory at York College in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament in York, Pa. on Sunday. The Eagles improve to 9-6-2 on the season, and will advance to the CAC semifinals on Wednesday at Salisbury University.

Throughout much of the action, the Eagles struggled to get anything going, having been outshot 10-1 at one point. York couldn't find the nets, either, until Jena Armister scored at 56:39. Trailing 1-0, the Eagles responded at 73:32, as junior Excy Herrera (Alexandria, Va., Thomas Edison) found sophomore Kelsey Carter (Richmond, Va., Mills Godwin) for a header score that knotted the game at 1-1. From that point, the Eagles turned up the effort with several quality chances, but couldn't find a winning score by the close of regulation.

That changed when Reynolds drilled a shot at York goalkeeper Sarah Spanarkel at 97:29, collected the rebound, and found the goal with her eighth score of the season, giving UMW the victory that avenged a 2-1 overtime loss at York during the regular season.

York led in shots, 14-9, and in corner kicks, 6-2. Senior goalie Tina Brehm (Springfield, Va., Robert E. Lee) made five saves for the Eagles, including a diving save in the closing minutes of regulation.

The Eagles will visit Salisbury University on Wednesday in the semifinals. UMW dropped a 2-0 decision to the Sea Gulls at the Battleground during the regular season. Game time will be at 2:30 p.m.