FLUSHING, N.Y. – Queens College women's soccer goalkeeper Nicole Cranny had a career day in net, saving 15 shots in the Knights' 1-0 overtime setback to Roberts Wesleyan Sunday afternoon. The Redhawks were able to pull out the win with just 50 seconds remaining in the second overtime period. The loss moved the Knights to 2-7-1 overall and 1-2-1 in conference play, while Roberts Wesleyan improved to 6-3-1 overall and 3-1 in conference.
Junior Erin Vernillo almost opened up the scoring in the opening minutes of the game before her shot was blocked resulting in a Knights corner kick. A Queens foul negated the corner kick to stop any further upcoming shot. The Redhawks kept Cranny busy the entire day as she had to face shot after shot. The Knights stubborn defense kept out the Redhawks as they were outshot 10-2 in the first half.
Queens picked up the tempo in the second half while remaining persistent to keep Roberts Wesleyan out of the scoring sheet. Vernillo looked to the end the game in the 89th minute, but her shot sailed wide. Extra time saw both teams unwilling to let any attempt go as both defenses looked to summon any extra energy as time winding down.
Despite having defended hard for over 109 minutes of the game and energy going down, the Redhawks were able to find the back of the net as an Orla Martin header found the far left post to deny the Knights a deserving draw.
UP NEXT: The Knights continue their home stand on Thursday, Oct 6th as they host the visiting Warriors of Nyack College with kickoff set for 4:00 pm.