September 28, 2000

Women's Soccer Drops Nailbiter

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With just 33 seconds left in the game, a goal by Colgate striker Heather Murphy broke a 2-2 deadlock, handing the Cornell women’s soccer team (1-6-0 overall, 1-1-0 Ivy) a tough road loss in Hamilton. N.Y., last night.

Murphy, a second-half substitute, slipped past the Red defense and converted the pass from sliding midfielder Kate Barrett for her first goal of the year.

Cornell surrendered a 1-0 halftime lead when Colgate scored two unassisted goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half.

Less than a minute later, however, Red junior Caitlin Ramsey replied with the equalizer past the far post.

Ramsey, continuing her sizzling play from last weekend, complemented her outstanding defense with a some offensive flair. Ramsey dribbled through the Red Raider’s midfield and blasted a magnificent shot from 16 yards out for her second collegiate goal.

Freshman forward Emily Knight scored her first career goal 18:02 into the contest. After receiving the ball in the slot, Knight took a quick shot that beat Raider keeper Jenny Molina for the 1-0 advantage.

Colgate’s successful rebound after receiving a 4-0 thrashing by Fresno State last Sunday puts them at 6-3-0, with a 2-0-0 mark in the Patriot League. Fresno St. beat Cornell 1-0 last Saturday in a close contest.

The Red returns to Berman Field on Saturday to host a talented Yale (5-3-1, 1-0 Ivy) squad at 4:00 p.m.

Archived article by Simon Chan