Four players find scoring column in 2OT win
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 14, 2014) - Playing in front of friends and family, just 20 miles from her hometown of Lorton, Va., senior defender Summer Peterson (Lorton, Va.) scored a 109th-minute golden goal to lift ETSU over Howard, 4-3, in double overtime.
Peterson's game-winning header, her second goal of the season, came off a corner kick from Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales). Peterson is one of seven ETSU players to record multiple goals this year.
Dutton assisted three of the Buccaneers' (7-1) four goals on the day, and leads ETSU with 12 assists this season. To begin the week, Dutton ranked as the nation's leading assister.
The Bucs' achieved their goal of beginning the game strongly, as junior Hannah Short (Bristol, England) netted her 11th goal of the season just 28 seconds into the match. Short went on to add another goal in the 81st minute to push her team-best total to 12 goals.
Short has now scored a goal in nine consecutive matches dating back to last season, which ties her for 12th in the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Record Book for most consecutive matches with at least one goal.
Following Short's early goal, the Bison (0-5-1) responded with two goals of their own (17', 30'), taking a 2-1 lead into intermission.
Sophomore Molly Collinson (Cramlington, England) netted an equalizer in the 49th minute, with Short providing the assist.
However, Howard responded once more, recapturing the lead on a 66th-minute goal by Treschelle Gibson-Serrette, her second score of the match.
Trailing 3-2, Dutton assisted a Short goal for the second time on the day, crossing a ball from the left side that Short put past the Howard keeper to force overtime and set the stage for Peterson's eventual game-winning golden goal.
The Bucs outshot the Bison, 32-12, in the match, including 6-1 in the two overtime periods.
After spending the weekend in Washington, D.C., ETSU will return to Johnson City to host USC Upstate Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m., and Tennessee Sunday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m.
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VIDEO: Summer Peterson, Hannah Short, and Molly Collinson discuss Sunday's victory.
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