Women’s Soccer Hangs Tough, Falls in Double-Overtime to La Salle
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson gave the defending Atlantic 10 champions all it could handle Thursday night in both team’s conference opener, going to double-overtime before La Salle headed in the game-winner for a 1-0 decision in women’s soccer inside Alumni Stadium.
The Wildcats fell to 2-6 (0-1 A-10) on the season, while La Salle moved to 6-1-1 (1-0 A-10). The Explorers headed in the game-winner 49 seconds into the second OT to halt the Wildcats’ chances of either pulling out a win or earning the tie.
Quick Hits About and From the Game:
•This was the fourth meeting all-time dating back to 2015 between both schools women’s soccer programs.
•La Salle now leads the series 3-0-1.
•Two year’s ago, Davidson played to a scoreless draw at home against the Explorers.
•The Wildcats fell 1-4 in A-10 openers and this was the second time they had opened league play vs. La Salle.
•Tonight’s game was the first time the ‘Cats started A-10 action on their home field.
•Davidson played aggressive most of the game and had La Salle on their heels, as the ‘Cats took 14 shots with five of them on goal.
•La Salle had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks, but the Wildcat defense held strong in clearing each attempt out of the box.
•The game-winner came off the head of Madison Bower at the 100:49 mark in the second overtime.
•Molly O’Brien and Jess Shanahan were each credited with an assist on the play.
•In goal for the ‘Cats, Sarah L’Hommedieu came up with three saves.
•Michele Manceaux, Alexa Landsberger, Kendall Bushick and Alexandra Menard had two shots each to pace the Wildcat offense.
Davidson travels to Saint Louis Sunday for a 12 p.m. league game.
100:49 LAS Madison Bower (Molly O’Brien, Jess Shanahan)