Heartbreaking Loss in Overtime for Panthers Women

Kerrin O'Shaughnessy (Darl Zehr Photography)
Kerrin O'Shaughnessy (Darl Zehr Photography)

Soccer can be cruel at times. On Wednesday, the Tompkins Cortland women's team was reminded of that, as the Panthers outshot Corning Community College 26-12, but ended up losing in double overtime, 2-1. The Panthers are now 3-5 overall and 0-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning is 5-6 overall and 3-2 in the MSAC.

Both Corning goals came on free kicks. The first came in the form of a penalty kick with 24:50 left in the first half, giving the home team the 1-0 lead. The Panthers responded quickly, with Paris Good (Syracuse/Ithaca H.S.) putting in a rebound a minute later, tying the score at 1-1. Despite having many chances, the Panthers couldn't get another past the Corning, sending the game to extra time. After a scoreless ten-minute period, the time was winding down in the second overtime when the Red Barons took advantage of a direct kick to end the game after 108 minutes of play.

Goalkeeper Kerrin O'Shaughnessy (Worcester/Worcester H.S.) had 10 saves on the day for the Panthers.

The Panthers will be on the road again this weekend, playing at Finger Lakes Community College on Sunday.