Maroon women's soccer tops #16-ranked NYU 2-1 in double overtime

Jenna McKinney and Mia Calamari
Jenna McKinney and Mia Calamari

NEW YORK, N.Y. – In the midst of a six-game run against nationally-ranked teams, the University of Chicago women's soccer team triumphed 2-1 in double overtime at No. 16-ranked New York University on Sunday.

The Maroons (10-4-0 overall, 3-1-0 UAA) defeated NYU for the 13th-straight time and now hold an all-time series lead of 18-2-0. UChicago closes the regular season against six teams who are currently nationally ranked by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The Violets (9-4-0, 1-3-0 UAA) lost their third-straight conference game.

NYU drew first blood in the 14th minute of the match when Megan Carver received a through ball and beat the goalkeeper one-on-one. Thirteen minutes later, UChicago evened the score at 1-1. Freshman forward Mia Calamari knocked a corner kick straight to the head of sophomore defender Kaitlin Price, who headed the ball into the back of the net. It was Price's fourth goal on the season.

At halftime, UChicago held a firm lead in shots (9-4) and shots on goal (5-1). The visitors ramped up the pressure in the second half, firing off 12 shots before NYU could get one off. Violets goalkeeper Cassie Steinberg came up with the saves on dangerous chances, and the score remained tied heading into the first overtime.

In the extra period, NYU began to find its footing on offense and fired off five shots. Freshman goalkeeper Piper Mik saved three of the chances and the game went on to a second overtime. UChicago finally ended the proceedings with a goal from freshman midfielder Jenna McKinney in the 103rd minute. Calamari booted a long free kick near midfield, McKinney corralled the ball and turned and fired for the game-winning goal. Calamari tied her own season school record with her 13th assist. McKinney now has four goals on the year.

The Maroons owned a 26-12 lead in shots, including a 13-6 edge in shots on goal. Corner kicks went in favor of the Violets, 6-3. Calamari accounted for nine of UChicago's shots, with four on goal.

Mik played all 102:17 between the pipes. She improved her season record to 10-4-0 while making five saves and allowing one goal.

NEXT MATCH:

  • Wednesday, October 21 – Wheaton College at UChicago, 3:30 PM