Women's Soccer Team Drops OT Heartbreaker To No. 23 William & Mary

Oct. 2, 1999

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Maryland women's soccer team lost a heart-wrenching 3-2 decision to No. 23 William & Mary in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Barksdale Field.

Maryland appeared to win the game in overtime on a Sara Gustafson (Reisterstown, Md.) goal, but it was waved off by the referee early in the extra period. The Tribe came back for the game-winner 11:55 into the first overtime as Avery Willis scored her second goal of the game off a pass from Missy Wycinsky.

The Terps (3-7-1) opened the game very strong as senior tri-captian Emily Janss (Brandon, Fla.) scored off a pass from Gustafson just 6:42 into the game. Maryland continued to dominate the game as freshman forward Kim King (Media, Pa.) came off the bench to score her third career goal off a Lindsay Givens (Downingtown, Pa.) corner kick at the 42:10 mark. Freshman Dana Jarzyniecki (Rochester, N.Y.) was also credited with an assist on the goal that game Maryland a 2-0 halftime lead.

The Tribe pulled to within one as Jordan Krieger scored at the 59:23 mark in the second half. William & Mary (8-2) tied the game on an controversial call with 8:58 left in regulation. Willis was credited with her first goal of the game on a play that appeared to be offsides, but the officials allowed it to stand.

William & Mary outshot the Terps 18-12 and took 11 corner kicks as compared to five for Maryland. The Terps were whistled for 16 fouls while the Tribe was called for just five in the contest.

"I'm extremely proud of my team," said Maryland head coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "We gave a great effort and played very hard throughout the game.

Maryland's Ali Wolff (Richmond, Va.) had a strong game making six saves for the Terps. Michelle Horbaly made five stops for William and Mary.

Maryland returns to action on Wednesday as it plays its third consecutive game in Virginia at George Mason at 4 p.m.

Box Score

Maryland (3-7-1)                 2   0   0   --   2
No. 23 William & Mary (8-2)      0   2   1   --   3
Scoring: Maryland - Emily Janss (Sara Gustafson) 6:42, Kim King (Dana Jarzyniecki, Lindsay Givens) 42:10. William & Mary - Jordan Krieger (Missy Wycinsky) 59:23, Avery Willis (Krieger) 81:02, Willis (Wycinsky) 101:55.

Goalies: Maryland - Ali Wolff (3 goals allowed, 6 saves, 102 minutes). William & Mary - Michelle Horbaly (2 goals allowed, 5 saves, 102 minutes).

Team Stats: Maryland - Shots 12, Corner Kicks 5, Saves 6, Fouls 16, Offsides 0. William & Mary - Shots 18, Corner Kicks 11, Saves 5, Fouls 5, Offsides 3.

Cards: Maryland - Jackie Mynarski at 81:02. William & Mary - Kristen Ryan at 97:13.

Attendance: 384.