BOSTON, Mass.- Wheelock women's soccer (1-11) fell to Mitchell College (2-10-1) in a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) overtime battle on Wednesday night.
How It Happened: Wheelock came out strong when freshman forward Rachel Facey (Amherst, N.H) laid a great shot on goal that was just saved by Sophomore goalkeeper Jordan Lohneiss at 4:37. The Wildcats were allotted another great scoring opportunity when freshman midfielder Aibhlinn Moore (Medford, Mass) just missed connecting with freshman forward Katie Hanrahan (New London, Conn.) on the right hand side of the field. However, the Marniers struck first when freshman striker Lindsey Fairbank (Newington, Conn), scored from the right side of the cage at the '42 minute mark.
Wheelock tied the game, at 1-1, when Rachel Facey drilled a free kick into the back of the net. The goal was Facey's first of the season and helped propel the young Wildcats into overtime. Wheelock almost scored when Katie Hanrahan connected on a cross with Maria Jose Espinoza (Guayaquil, Ecuador). Espinoza's shot was initially saved but then almost trickled in before a diving Lohneiss was able to cover it up.
Freshman Goalkeeper Elianna Murphy (West Nyack, N.Y.) had yet another outstanding night, in net for Wheelock, with nine saves. Murphy made a thrilling save at 96:28, when junior midfielder Drew Johndrow (Killingly, Conn.) struck from the front of the cage. Jordon Lohneiss would finish the night with four saves on five shots on goal. Mitch College would go on to win when Jacquelyn White (Danville, V.T.) scored off an assist from Tiana Edwards (Hardford, Conn.) with 7 seconds remaining in overtime.
Tonight's action marks the end of the 2017-2018 regular season for each program.