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Wesleyan Edges Women's Soccer, 3-2, In Overtime

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 7, 2004 –Wesleyan University freshman Nicole Gray scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over Springfield College in a non-conference women’s soccer match this afternoon on Brock Affleck Field.

For SC, senior forward Molly Desroches (Belchertown, Mass.) scored her 25th-career goal to move into a tie for ninth place in SC’s career goal scoring list. Desroches is tied with Beth Bowler, who scored 25 times from 1994 to 1997.

Wesleyan broke a scoreless tie when Gray’s shot found the right corner of the net to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in the 58th minute. Desroches evened the score a 1-1 with her team-leading eighth goal in the 76th minute, but Wesleyan junior midfielder Natalie Cohen collected a loose ball in front of the SC net to give the Cardinals a 2-1 advantage at 78:52. SC junior forward Amanda Nealon (East Falmouth, Mass.) sent the match into overtime when she converted a feed from junior back Nora Clark (Springfield, Mass.) with just 2:10 left. In the extra session, Gray carried the ball into the SC end and tallied the decisive goal in the 98th minute.
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John Gibson John Gibson, a native of London, England, enters his 14th season as head women's soccer at Springfield College in the fall of 2013. Gibson has led the Pride to the NCAA Tournament in six of the last eight years and has established the Pride as one of the top programs in the country. His clubs have registered an impressive a 165-75-21 record. Read more.

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