Hooker Scores Penalty Kick in Overtime to Lift Mustangs Past Widener

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson women's soccer junior Sam Hooker scored a penalty kick in the 102nd minute as the Mustangs posted a 2-1 MAC Commonwealth double overtime victory over Widener Saturday afternoon at Mustangs Stadium. 

The Mustangs (9-3, 2-0 MAC Commonwealth) have won five consecutive games, including their fourth one-goal win, to match last years win total. It was the fourth overtime game this season for Stevenson who is 3-1 in those games.

Senior Kailee Ziegler played a through ball from midfield to sophomore Marissa Inglisa out wide in the fourth minute but freshman Shannon McNulty was not able to get enough behind the ball as goalkeeper Sam Thach was able to collect it.

The Pride ripped off three consecutive shots in a two minute span early in the half but senior Tiffany McKee made a pair of saves with the third shot going wide. McKee made five first half saves and finished with nine in the game.

In the 25th minute, Roesener buried a free kick from 30 yards out as she placed the ball to the top far left corner over the reach of Thach. It is the first goal of the season for Roesener and third of her career.

McKee picked up one of her five first half saves in the 36th minute as she made a stop on a low angled shot from Alyssa Dionisio from inside the 18-yard box.

In the final minute of the opening half, the Mustangs were awarded another free kick, this time from 41 yards out but senior Brittney Celano sent the shot wide.

The Mustangs were whistled for a hand ball in the box in the 56th minute, awarding a penalty kick to the Pride (8-3, 2-1 MAC Commonwealth). Shea Scannell stepped up for the kick and just barely beat McKee to the low right corner to level the game at 1-1. 

Stevenson was outshot, 8-0 in the second half, with McKee making three saves.

In the first overtime period, both teams recorded a shot with Widener getting its shot on net but McKee was there for the save.

The Pride were whistled for a foul in the box early in the second overtime, giving the Mustangs a penalty kick, their first of the season. Hooker took the shot and buried it to the left corner to help Stevenson remain unbeaten in conference play.

It was the first goal of the season for Hooker who now has five for her career.

With the win, McKee tied the program record with her 36th career win in net.

Widener outshot the Mustangs, 18-6 and took the games only corner kick.

Stevenson returns to action on Tuesday, October 10 when the Mustangs travel to Hood for a MAC Commonwealth contest beginning at 7:00 p.m.