|October 21, 2018||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|CIT||104:15||Hannah Roth (Kessy Bradshaw )|
|ETSU||Lea Ann Cutshall||104:15||2||5|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||CIT|
|Shots (on Goal)||22 (6)||16 (7)|
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 21, 2018) – ETSU saw its regular season end with back-to-back extra-time losses on the road, as the Bucs dropped a 2-1 decision at The Citadel in the regular season finale Sunday afternoon.
Tied at 1-1 in the 105th minute, The Citadel’s Hannah Roth scored the game-winner help the Bulldogs defeat ETSU for the first time in school history. ETSU previously held a 9-0-1 advantage in 10 all-time games, with the lone draw coming in 2004.
With the loss, ETSU falls to 7-11 overall and 5-4 in conference play to end the regular season.
Despite the defeat, a big moment in the game came with under 3:00 to go trailing 1-0, as Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) scored a game-tying goal following a penalty kick.
Her goal was the 36th of her career, cementing her name in the record books as the all-time leader in career goals. Goldoni passed Erin Ashton (2002-06) with 35 to secure the record.
Senior goalkeeper Lea Ann Cutshall (Johnson City, Tenn.) recorded five saves on the day, tying the all-time career saves record co-held by Jasmine Elliot (2013-16) at 218.
The Citadel took an early 1-0 lead midway through the first half, as the Bulldogs drew a penalty in the box. Freshman Kessy Bradshaw would tap one past a diving Cutshall to give her team the lead.
After allowing late game-tying goals near the end of games this season, ETSU finally flipped the script and scored a late equalizer of its own. Following a penalty inside the box, Goldoni earned a penalty kick opportunity with the chance to tie the game in the 88th minute.
Goldoni’s kick was saved by Bulldog keeper Kelly Brahmbhatt on a dive, but the ball ricocheted back to Goldoni and the senior tapped it through — tying the game and breaking the career record in the process.
The Bucs — currently in third place in the Southern Conference standings — will now await the results of other SoCon matches to find out their official seeding. Stay tuned for the official bracket release at ETSUBucs.com.
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