Saint Rose soc­cer moves on in NCAAS

Golden Knights pre­vail in penalty kicks, with win­ner by Burch­hardt

Albany Times Union - - SPORTS - Staff re­ports

The Col­lege of Saint Rose women’s soc­cer team went to over­time in its Divi­sion II NCAA Tour­na­ment first-round game Fri­day. And then went a lit­tle bit longer.

The Golden Knights, the sixth seed in the East Re­gion, won a marathon match with third­seeded Mercy in a game that went to penalty kicks. That was af­ter the two teams ended reg­u­la­tion tied at 1, and af­ter nei­ther could score in two 10-minute over­time ses­sions.

St. Rose fi­nally ad­vanced when the Golden Knights beat Mercy 4-3 on penalty kicks. Ju­nior Mor­gan Burch­hardt of Burnt Hills scored the fourth, and de­cid­ing goal, in the penalty kick ses­sion for St. Rose. The game was played in Bridge­port, Conn.

Deanna Tron­gone, Nina Predanic and Ju­lianne John­ston had the other suc­cess­ful penalty kicks for the Golden Knights. Predanic’s goal, her 16th, gave St. Rose a 1-0 lead with 11 min­utes left in the first half.

Mercy tied the game with 19:54 left in reg­u­la­tion on a goal by Ha­ley No­ble.

St. Rose goalie Marika Lau­ren­deau had three saves.

St. Rose (13-4-4) advances to play in a sec­ond-round game Sun­day at 11 a.m. against Bridge­port. Mercy ends the sea­son at 12-3-2.

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