Soccer Defeats St. John's 3-2 In Double Overtime
Jamaica, NY – Sophomore forward Gitana Gotay (Sandy, Utah) scored in the opening seconds of the second overtime period to give Miami a 3-2 victory over St. John’s Sunday afternoon in Jamaica, NY.
Thirty-six seconds into the second overtime, sophomore midfielder Jenna Johnson (Countryside, Ill.) found Gotay five yards out who knocked in the game-winner pass goalkeeper Tina Fogg.
The Hurricanes improve their record to 8-4-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the BIG EAST. St. John’s falls to 6-3-3 overall and 2-3 in conference play. With the win over St. John’s Miami moves into first place with 13 points in the Northeast Division of the conference. No. 10 Connecticut took a break from conference play on Sunday they have 12 points.
The Hurricanes opened the scoring in the 13th minute of play when Allison McWhinney (Danver, Mass.) connected on a Vonda Matthews (Broken Arrow, Okla.) goal-line pass for her sixth goal of the season.
St. John’s found the equalizer in the 65th minute off the foot of Kaitlin Schmidt on a pass from Theresa Bulman. Erin Henderson would give the Red Storm a 2-1 lead three minutes later when she connected on a cross from Reina Dominica. Schmidt was also awarded an assist on the play.
However, Miami send the match into overtime when Johnson scored her fourth goal of the season with just a minute left in regulation. Johnson knocked in a rebound in front of the net on a shot from Allison McWhinney.
The Hurricanes out-shot St. John’s 20 to 10, including a second period 11 to 5 advantage. Additionally, Miami’s defense held the Red Storm without a shot in the overtime periods.
Miami returns home to face Seton Hall on Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at Cobb Stadium on the UM campus.