By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
GAMBIER, Ohio -- After 90 minutes of scoreless action, Capital University Women's Soccer's hard work paid off in the form of sophomore Carlee Murry's (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby) 96th minute overtime winner over Kenyon College (0-1) on Friday.
Capital (1-0) and Kenyon battled for the entirety of regulation without any scoring success but six minutes into the overtime period, Murry sprinted across the field to receive a cross from Caroline Hester (Milford, Ohio/Milford) and Murry headed it over the goalkeeper's outstretched arm and into the top left corner.
Capital was able to get seven shots on goal in the game compared to Kenyon's three. The Crusaders had their feet on the gas from the start and took 17 total shots, 15 of which came after halftime.
Capital's first chance of the game came 11:47 into the contest via a shot by freshman Juliana Rotolo (Dublin, Ohio/Bishop Waterson) but was saved by Kenyon's Jillian Countey.
Sophomore forward Jordan Fike (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) was consistently applying pressure on attack and led Capital with four shots on goal. Sophomore defender Maggie Peddicord (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley) also recorded a shot on goal.
Freshman goalkeeper Kelly Bachmann (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville Community) subbed in between the pipes for junior starter Hannah Klotzsche (Avon, Ind./Avon) to start the second half but Klotzsche returned for overtime. Bachmann exited with one save. Klotzsche made two.
In overtime, Kenyon's Gillian Blackwell had the first scoring attempt less than a minute in but sent her shot wide. Klotzsche then saved a shot by Samantha Hayes to keep the game going. Three minutes later, Hester sent a shot wide of the Kenyon goal before providing the game-winning assist three minutes after that.
Capital will look to preserve their perfect record to open the season on Tuesday when Thomas Moore College (Ky.) comes to Purmort Field at Bernlohr Stadium for a 7 p.m. game.