Saint Rose soccer moves on in NCAAS
Golden Knights prevail in penalty kicks, with winner by Burchhardt
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.