Seslija Leads Holy Cross Past Army West Point In Overtime
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s soccer team battled for a 1-0 double overtime victory over Army West Point on Saturday night in Worcester. Both teams had a strong first half, with each side generating scoring chances as shots were tied 3-3 through the first 45 minutes. Junior Megan Lawlor had a golden opportunity for the Crusaders with a header in the 33rd minute, but Sydney Cassalia came up with a huge save for the Black Knights.
In the second half Army outshot the Crusaders 5-2, but Holy Cross had the edge in corner kicks 4-0. Despite a few opportunities to either side, neither team was able to break the tie in regulation. The Crusaders registered the only shot attempt in the first overtime period, with neither side managing a shot on goal. In the 103rd minute of play, Holy Cross was awarded a penalty kick after Army was called for a handball in the box. Junior Ang Seslija finished the game with a quick low shot to find the back of the net and earn the victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Black Knights outshot Holy Cross 8-7.
- Sophomore Caroline Cashion stopped three shots on goal for the Crusaders.
- Sydney Cassalia made a pair of saves in net for Army.
- Seslija led the Crusaders with two shots.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Seslija’s goal was her fourth of the season, and her first game-winner of the year.
- Cashion is now tied for fourth all-time in program history for single-season shutouts with her seventh.
- The Crusaders will be back in action next Saturday, Oct. 28, as they conclude their regular season at Lehigh at 1:00 p.m.