Women’s Soccer Drops Home Opener in 2-1 Defeat Against Longwood
Mary Lawman scored her first collegiate goal
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Freshman Mary Lawman (Winfield, W.Va.) scored her first collegiate goal, but it was not enough as the Herd dropped its home opener in a 2-1 double-overtime defeat against Longwood on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Hoops Family Field.
With the loss, the Herd fell to 0-3 overall, while Longwood rose to 2-1 overall.
Neither side could capitalize on chances in the first 45 minutes and both teams went into halftime tied at 0-0. Freshman goalkeeper Megan Bonelli came up big in several instances and made four saves in the first half. The Herd was out-shot by the Lancers, 7-2.
Lawman opened up the scoring at the 53:34 mark in the game and gave the Herd a 1-0 lead. Marshall was pressing on the right side when freshman Abi Dropik (Lititz, Pa.) found sophomore Gabby Powers (Knoxville, Tenn.) inside the Longwood penalty area. Powers found an open Lawman at the top of the box, who then sent a shot that found the back of the net.
The Lancers tied things up when Emily Mothersbaugh took advantage of Bonelli being on the ground after trying to clear a chance and converted her chance at the 72:50 mark. The score remained for the rest of the half, as the game went into overtime.
Longwood sealed the game and completed the comeback when a long ball found Emilie Kupsov in Marshall’s area, who then juked Bonelli and scored the golden goal with four minutes left in the game.
Marshall will return to the road when it takes on the Dayton Flyers on Friday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m.
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