Late Rally Foils Wells Women's Soccer

Late Rally Foils Wells Women's Soccer

The Wells College women's soccer team held a lead for most of the second half, but visiting Penn State Abington rallied late and claimed a 2-1 win in overtime on Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Wells Turf Field. The visiting Nittany Lions scored the game-tying goal with 23 seconds remaining and scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period.

Wells is 2-8-0 overall and 0-4-0 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Penn State Abington is 4-6-0 and 2-2-0 in the NEAC.

After a scoreless first half, Wells took the lead in the 58th minute. Carissa Perkins controlled the ball on the left side of the penalty area and lofted a cross across the face of the net. Mackenzie Maloney was at the right post and volleyed in a close-range shot from a sharp angle. It was the team-leading fourth goal of the season for Mackenzie Maloney.

Wells held the lead until the final minute of the second half. After a foul outside the penalty area, Abington sent a centering cross from the left side that was jammed in at the goal line near the right post.

The first 10-minute overtime didn't yield a goal, and then Abington won it on a chipped shot from the top of the penalty area under the crossbar.

Wells goalkeeper Quinn Doubet made eight saves.

The Express hosts St. John Fisher in a non-conference matchup Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Wells Turf Field.