PHILADELPHIA, PA. 10/19/2019 – In a game that would virtually end the hopes of one of the team’s to make the CAA Tournament, the Drexel Dragons fell victim to an overtime goal by William and Mary midfielder Colleen Norton in the 95th minute handing the Dragons a 2 – 1 loss.
The Dragons and the Tribe were tied for 8th place in the CAA and in proximity to the sixth and final playoff berth. Drexel is now 5 – 8 – 3, 1 – 5 – 1 in league play occupying ninth place.
The game started well for Drexel who outplayed William & Mary in the first half and took a 1 – 0 lead into halftime on a goal by forward Melissa Lyon, her third of the season, who sent a low shot to the far post crossing the goal line. The Dragons had a 4 – 3 edge in shots, and had the territorial advantage.
“We took our foot off the pedal a little once we got the lead,” Goon said. “We got away from the things that were working for us.”
The Tribe turned it around in the second half getting off 9 shots to 4 for the hosts. In the 61st minute Sarah Segan took a pass from Courtney Miles off a turnover and sent it past Libby Baeza, who made 7 saves, to tie the game at one.
Segan would figure in the outcome as she got the ball past the Drexel defenders and through to Norton who put the ball in the back of the net.
“They seized the momentum in the second half and fed off that,” said Goon. “I thought it would be a bang-bang play, a bouncer, and that’s the way in ended up.”
William & Mary broke a 4-game losing streak and denied Drexel their first conference win at home.
The Dragons have two more games on the schedule. They host Northeastern on Thursday and end the regular season at James Madison on October 27th. Those are two teams they are chasing in the standings, and need to pass to extend the season.
Written By: Glenn Papazian