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Women\'s soccer outlasts Drew, men\'s squad falls to Rangers in double overtime

(Posted October 6, 2007)

\\HUNTINGDON, Pa. - The Juniata College women\'s soccer team received goals from three different players on its way to a 3-2 win over Drew University, in the first game of a Landmark Conference soccer doubleheader on Saturday afternoon on Winton Hill Field in Huntingdon. In the second game of the twinbill, the Juniata men\'s team dropped a 1-0 double overtime decision to the Drew Rangers. Elizabeth Van Blarcom (Columbia Cross Roads, Pa./Troy) and Kelly Logue (Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle) each scored first half goals for the Eagles, who went into the lockerroom with a 2-0 lead at the halfway mark. Van Blarcom\'s unassisted goal came just 1:09 into the game, while Logue\'s goal off an assist from Lauren Brant (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown) was scored with 12:36 remaining in the half. The Drew Rangers cut the margin to one goal following a score by Alyssa Goodman in the 59th minute, but Juniata responded just over a minute later with a goal by Laura Goodlander (Etters, Pa./Red Land) off a feed from Katie Young (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon), making the score 3-1 in favor of the Eagles. Drew\'s Keely Phelps again cut the lead to one goal, scoring in the 66th minute with an assist going to Goodman. That was as close as the Rangers would get, however, as the Eagle defense kept Drew off the scoreboard for the remaining 14 minutes of play. The Eagle defense held Drew to just two shots on goal, with goalie Lisa Russo (Haskell, N.J./Lakeland) getting credit for one save in 90:00 minutes in goal. Drew\'s Ann Mularz recorded five saves in her 90 minutes in the Ranger goal. Juniata outshot the Rangers 12-5, while Drew held a 5-3 advantage in corner kick opportunities. In the men\'s game, Juniata battled the Rangers through a very physical game, before Drew\'s Alex Degernes lifted his team to the win with a goal in the 105th minute of play. \"It was a typical mid-season conference game,\" said Juniata head coach Dan Dubois. \"It was very physical, it was very emotional, going both ways. Both teams had their opportunities to win it in regulation. It was a really great soccer game - I just wish we had come out on top.\" Rio Tomlin (Pittsburgh, Pa./Keystone Oaks) had Juniata\'s best opportunity to avoid overtime, with a scoring chance in the waning minutes of regulation. Tomlin managed to lose defenders to get off a clean shot on goal, but the shot sailed just over the crossbar of the Drew goal. The men\'s team will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 9, when they travel to Baltimore to face eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins University. The women\'s squad has the week off, before returning to action on Saturday, Oct. 13, when they host the University of Scranton as part of a Landmark Conference doubleheader with the men\'s team. -30-

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