Holy Family Edges Stonehill, 1-0 (2OT)

Junior Sarah Hickey made five saves in the double-overtime loss. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Goal in 102nd minute wins it for the Tigers

EASTON, Mass. (September 4, 2010) – The Stonehill College women's soccer team lost a 1-0 decision in double overtime to Holy Family University at Skyhawk Field on Saturday. Sophomore Katie Helkowski (Levittown, Pa./Conwell-Egan) netted the winner just over a minute into the second overtime period.

Helkowski took a shot out of a scramble in front of the net, and Stonehill junior goalkeeper Sarah Hickey (Lee, Mass./Lee) intercepted the high ball but fell back over the goal line attempting to make the save. Junior Gina Mansi (Washington Twp., NJ/Washington Twp.) made five saves for the Tigers to hold off Stonehill and record the shutout.

The Skyhawks had late chances by senior Kirstie St. Martin (Providence, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) and junior Alexandra Murphy (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth), but could not seal the win. In the 73rd minute, St. Martin hit the crossbar from the right side of the net, and Murphy's attempt on the rebound went high. They teamed up again in the first overtime period as St. Martin set up Murphy in front of the net, but Mansi stopped Murphy's shot to send the game into the second extra frame.

Stonehill (1-1, 0-0 NE-10) returns to Skyhawk Field on Tuesday to host Southern New Hampshire University at 4 p.m. Holy Family (1-1, 0-0 CACC) will next play at Concordia College on September 11 at 12 p.m.

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