NORTH EAST, PA In Wednesdays evening matchup between Mercyhurst North East and Erie CC ended in thrilling fashion as the Lady Saints prevailed with a well-deserved goal in OT to seal the victory.
It was a brilliant game and a real battle between two teams who played to win throughout. The Saints had more of the possession with shots from #26 Maegan Seeman #8 Hannah Piemme and #9 Tara Cratsley all going close on multiple occasions but neither side could break the deadlock and ended the half 0-0.
In the second half the Saints presses quicker and played some wonderful flowing soccer and opened the scoring through #8 Hannah Piemme's long range effort sneaking into the goal after the wet ball slipped through the keepers hands. Two minutes later some stunning build up between #4 Krista Tabacchi and #8 Hannah Piemme resulted in a delightful finish which has the Saints 2-0 up and everyone on their feet for the goal. It was a nervous end as two late goals from Erie CC saw the game head into OT after an extremely harsh penalty call against the Lady Saints but despite that setback it took them just 1minute of OT to find an opening after a brilliant free kick from #26 Maegan Seeman was headed in wonderfully by the influential #9 Tara Cratsley.
The Saints are on the road in Nashville with a game on Friday evening against Columbia State Community College.