Cartmill Posts Career High in Double Overtime Tilt

Cartmill Posts Career High in Double Overtime Tilt

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Capital University's women's soccer team took part in an evenly matched contest on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders played to a double overtime tie against The University of Mount Union. The Purple and White surpassed its season high in shots for the second straight match with 41 shots.

 Capital (6-6-1 overall, 3-1-1 OAC) was the first to strike in the 11th minute when Caroline Hester (Milford, Ohio) took a shot from 25 yards out, sending the ball into the top right corner of the goal.

Mount Union (6-6-2, 2-2-2) countered in the 37th minute with a goal from Carolyn Balzano, who placed the ball into the bottom right corner.

The Purple Raiders looked to have a clear advantage after halftime when sophomore midfielder Nicole Lanese took advantage of a situation in which she was matched one-on-one with a Capital defender. Lanese beat her defender to the left side, scoring a goal to take the lead.

In the 69th minute, a Mount Union foul gave Claire Quinn (Coto de Caza, Calif.) a free kick opportunity. Quinn placed the ball out of Mount's goalkeeper's hands to tie the match at two games apiece.

Becca Cartmill's (Temecula, Calif.) aggressive play resulted in her registering a career high 12 shots, five of which were on goal. She now ranks fourth in the Ohio Athletic Conference with 52 shots on the year. Hester was Capital's most accurate shooter, finishing with six shots on goal on as many attempts.

Mount's goalie, Paige Freel, was under fire all day, racking up 25 saves.

The Crusaders were presented with 16 corner kicks while the Purple Raiders only received four.

Capital has a few days off before it takes on Marietta College (6-6-2, 1-1-2) on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Bernlohr Stadium. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.