Quinnipiac falls to Manhattan 2-1 in double overtime


Photos: Sam Bashaw

Aiden Barrett

The Bobcats’ comeback attempt fell short, as Quinnipiac fell to Manhattan in double overtime by a final score of 2-1.

It didn’t take the Jaspers long to get on the scoreboard as senior Alexa Chapman found twine just 1:50 into the game. Chapman got past the Bobcats defense and found herself wide open, going five-hole on first-year goalkeeper Sofia Lospinosa.

The rest of the first half was a back and forth battle, with the Bobcats winning most of the play and outshooting the Jaspers six to four. The Bobcats thought they had tied the game later in the first half off a shot from sophomore defenseman Kayla Mingahcos, but it was called off due to an offsides.

Quinnipiac looked to knot the game up in the second half. Head coach Dave Clarke switched to sophomore goalkeeper Meaghan Phillips, and the goalie change sparked the team. First year forward Rebecca Cooke answered the call just minutes into the half with her third goal of the year, going post-and-in to tie the game up at one.

With the game tied at one, it was time for Quinnipiac to get a break of their own as Manhattan thought they had taken a lead, but the goal was called off because of another offsides.

With the game still tied, the Bobcats kept firing, putting seven shots on net in the second half, including a shot that pinged off the crossbar late in the game.The Bobcats played exceptional defense, holding the Jaspers to zero shots on net in regulation since the goal just two minutes in.

With the game still tied after 90 minutes, it was time for overtime. Despite controlling most of the overtime, the Bobcats were unable to solve MAAC Defensive Player of the Week Kim Mains, who saved the only shot she saw.

The second frame was much the same as the first. It wasn’t until the 107th minute that Manhattan senior Lindsey Healy placed a header top left, securing the Jaspers’ second win of the season.

After the Bobcats dominated the second half of play, they fell to the Jaspers 2-1 despite holding them to just three total shots on net.

Quinnipiac will look to improve on their 1-1-1 record next week against 2-0-1 Monmouth.