Hometown hero: Peterson's golden goal lifts ETSU over Bison
Senior Summer Peterson (center) and teammates celebrate ETSU's double overtime win at Howard.
Hometown hero: Peterson's golden goal lifts ETSU over Bison
Sunday, September 14, 2014

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.


  • "I am very happy with how we started the game. We took a very early lead, and continued to create chances after that."
  • "Howard play with a rather unique shape and style, and are quite effective, but we were disappointed to concede two goals in the first half. They deploy several players in central areas, so it was important for us to be able to keep possession under pressure in those tight congested areas, and also to switch play effectively to exploit the space in wide areas."
  • "We started the second half strongly, and equalized early on, which which again we were happy with as it was a point of priority for us prior to the game. We had the better of the game, and were continuing to create chances, but they caught us on the break to retake the lead. But the girls showed some tremendous character and resilience to equalize late on with a brilliant goal from Short. We dominated the overtime period, and the girls remained composed and patient as we continued to create many chances, eventually getting the winner."
  • "Jas Dutton's delivery and distribution was excellent today, and Hannah was a constant threat up front. I thought Paola Roversi played very well today. We have asked her to play in a few positions/roles for us, and she has done them all well. She started up front, and her movement and combination play was very effective in our build up play. She's a very talented, versatile player. Emilee Engelhaupt and Cecilia Re were excellent in midfield, as usual. They both had a stint as the lone holding player in a very congested midfield area, and did it very well."
  • "Everyone played an important role in the win today, on and off the field. It was a difficult environment, but the girls showed character, resilience, and unity in abundance."


VIDEO: Summer Peterson, Hannah Short, and Molly Collinson discuss Sunday's victory.

PHOTOS: Click here to view a photo gallery of the match.


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