Dougherty Lifts Wildcats in Final Minutes of Double Overtime Action 1-0 over Mountaineers

Dougherty Lifts Wildcats in Final Minutes of Double Overtime Action 1-0 over Mountaineers

Six Seniors Honored in Ceremony Following the Match


LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Senior forward Keelin Dougherty (Northfield, N.H.) broke through in the 108th minute of play of double overtime action as the Bay Path College women's soccer team posted its second consecutive win, 1-0, over New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)  rival Southern Vermont College this afternoon at Ryan Field during senior day festivities.

With less than two minutes of play left in the second overtime Dougherty managed to break free from the Mountaineers back line after a misplayed ball. She proceeded to go IVI with Southern Vermont's sophomore goalkeeper Katie Raymond (Bristol, Conn.) sending the ball up and over Raymond's head to reach the back of the net and finish play.

Defensively both keepers helped keep the game scoreless during regulation playing time heading into overtime action. Raymond (5-7-1) suffered the unfortunate loss facing 13 shots, seven on goal. She had six saves.

Freshman Alma Rizvani (Prospect, Conn.) was stellar between the sticks notching her third shut-out this season. Rizvani (5-3-1) went the distance playing 108 minutes and 30 seconds facing 15 shots, 12 of which were on goal. She chalked up 12 saves for the contest.

Southern Vermont was ahead in shots and corner kicks with a 15-13 edge in shots and a 5-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Dougherty led the Wildcats with three shots. Junior defender Abby Rosas (Manteca, Calif.) topped the Mountaineers with four shots.

Six senior players were honored today with five members playing their final regular season home match of their four year career including Dougherty, senior defender Rachael Barber (Lynn, Mass.), senior midfielder Emily Serrano (Savoy, Mass.), senior defender Melina Isdith (Rego Park, N.Y.), senior midfielder Omisi Agbe-Rankhe (Lowell, Mass.) and senior Samantha Bujak (Suffield, Conn.)

The win lifted the Wildcats' record to 8-6-1 overall and 5-2-1 in NECC play. Southern Vermont fell to 6-7-1 overall and 5-3-0 in the NECC.

Bay Path will finish up regular season play on the road at a 1:00 p.m. match against Mitchell on Saturday, October 26th, while Southern Vermont hosts Regis for a 1:00 p.m. start as well on Saturday.