Late Goal Carries Endicott Past Nazareth, 1-0

Endicott's Colleen Pepin scored the game-winning goal with 25 seconds left in the second overtime period Saturday to lift the Gulls to a 1-0 victory.


Nov. 15, 2008

From Nazareth Athletics

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William Smith 2, Keuka 0

ROCHESTER, N.Y. --
Endicott's Colleen Pepin scored the game-winning goal with 25 seconds left in the second overtime period Saturday to lift the Gulls to a 1-0 victory over host Nazareth in an opening-round game of the NCAA Division III Tournament for women's soccer.

The victory improved Endicott's record to 16-3-2 and enabled the Gulls to advance to Sunday's second-round match against William Smith at 1 p.m. The Herons (14-1-4) defeated Keuka in Saturday's early game, 2-0. Nazareth finished its season at 12-8-1 overall.

Saturday's game appeared to headed to penalty kicks as each team squandered numerous overtime scoring chances. The game was scoreless until the 110th and final minute when Endicott's Allyson Bellemore sent a pass through the Nazareth defense to Pepin, who beat Nazareth keeper Hillary Simon for the game-winning score, her 14th goal of the season.

Endicott outshot Nazareth 18-9 over the first 90 minutes of regulation play. In overtime, Nazareth had seven shots to Endicott's five. Endicott goalie Amy Meuse made 11 saves for her eighth shutout of the season. Simon finished with a season-high 13 saves for the Golden Flyers.

In the first game, fifth-ranked William Smith outshot Keuka 21-2, but couldn't score until the second half against the resilient Storm. Katelyn Tyson and Sarah Tarantino finally pushed shots past Keuka keeper Ashley Vail, who made eight saves.

Tyson's goal came in the 60th minute as she headed in a crossing pass from Kate Redmond. Tarantino's goal came unassisted less than four minutes later. Amanda Davis and Alexandra Chase each made one save to combine for the William Smith shutout.

Keuka finished the season 10-6-3 overall.

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