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Shappy Scores Double Overtime Golden Goal for Women’s Soccer

Shappy Scores Double Overtime Golden Goal for Women’s Soccer

CASTLETON, Vt. – Freshman Tatum Shappy scored 2:34 into the second overtime period to lift the Castleton University women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Sage on Tuesday evening at Dave Wolk Stadium.

Shappy scored both goals for Castleton. She broke a scoreless gridlock in the 57th minute with a highlight reel goal. Her winning goal highlighted a game in which the Spartans held a heavy advantage in possession time and shots, evidenced by a 31-12 edge in shots and 5-1 margin in corner kicks.

Shappy's game-winner came on a strike from 20 yards out to the left-side netting. Liz Bell played in a ball toward the goal, which was deflected by a Sage defender to Shappy with plenty of space. She made no mistake in depositing her seventh goal of the season to end it.

Kallan Shertzer made 13 saves in the effort for the Gators. Loren Henderson improved to 7-5-0 after a three-save performance.

Castleton maintained possession through a majority of the first half, but had nothing to show for it. The closest to breaking the deadlock came in the 29th minute when Dallas Brodhead fired a shot from long range that rang off the post.

After grabbing the ball outside 40 yards from the goal, Shappy raced in along the right side of the pitch and delivered an accurate left-footed strike to the top-left corner of the net after cutting to the middle. 

Recently entered reserve player Angela Gonzalez knotted the contest up at one just under six minutes later when her long floating shot full under the crossbar. Reagan Fesette picked up the assist after playing the ball in. 

Rylee Nichols nearly ended the contest in the first overtime, but her header bounced just wide of the frame. Stephanie Burkhammer also had a scoring opportunity in the 107th minute, but her shot sailed high. 

Women's soccer returns to conference play on Friday when it will host Eastern Connecticut State at 7 p.m.