NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - With 10 ticks left on the clock in overtime, sophomore Jess Frost (Palos Verdes, Calif.) netted the game-winning goal to power the Emerson women's soccer team to a 1-0 NEWMAC victory against Smith on Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Emerson moves to 7-6 and 2-2 in NEWMAC action, while Smith falls to 7-2-4 and 1-2-2 against NEWMAC opponents.
Senior keeper Melanie Escobar (Torrington, Conn.) earned the win for Emerson and made four saves through 99 minutes between the pipes. Junior Camryn Biasin (Lee, Mass.) was tagged with the loss for Smith and had six saves.
Despite Emerson outshooting Smith 5-4 through the first 45 minutes and 8-5 through the second half, each team had their chances to find the back of the net, yet came up empty handed. Senior Emily Smith (Winchester, Mass.) send a shot towards Escobar with two minutes left in hopes of breaking the 0-0 tie, but Escobar recovered the ball and the game went into over time.
Just one minute into overtime, freshman Krissy Williams (Stockbridge, Mass.) sent up Smith's first shot attempt only to watch it sail high above the net. A second attempt from Smith came three minutes later from junior Jordan Isaacs (Weston, Conn.), but Escobar was there to scoop up the ball.
Emerson made its lone overtime shot count. With help from sophomore Paige Haley (San Diego, Calif.), Frost crossed the ball past the reach of Biasin to lift the Lions to the 1-0 overtime win with 10 seconds left in overtime (99:50).
Emerson returns home on Tuesday for a NEWMAC matchup against Wheaton (Mass.) at 6:00 p.m. Smith heads to Keene State on Thursday for a non-conference contest at 6:00 p.m.