No. 13 Liberty fell 2-1 in overtime at No. 19 Harvard.
Harvard's Mimi Tarrant scored the game-winning goal just over six minutes into overtime to lift the 19th-ranked Crimson to a 2-1 victory over No. 13 Liberty, Sunday at Berylson Field.
In a highly competitive match between the two ranked teams, Tarrant's goal into the lower left corner of the cage at 66:09 lifted the hosts to the victory and sent the Lady Flames home with a loss in their first overtime game of 2019.
Harvard improves to 7-2 on the season. Liberty falls to 7-2 on the year and wraps up a 1-1 weekend in the Northeast.
Scoring Summary 9' – LIBERTY – Jill Bolton (unassisted) 38' – HARVARD – Bente van Vlimen (unassisted) | Penalty Corner 67' – HARVARD – Mimi Tarrant (Maddie Earle) | Overtime
Goalkeepers W: Ellie Shahbo 7-1, four saves L: Allison Schaefer 7-2, two saves
Turning Point With the game tied at 1-1 in the fourth quarter, Liberty applied pressure on the Harvard defense and drew seven penalty corners in the frame. Five of those short corners came in the final 3:38 of regulation, but three of the four shots during that stretched were blocked while the other sailed wide.
In overtime, both teams drew a penalty corner but could not convert. Liberty's short corner effort in the 64th minute, a shot from sophomore forward Alivia Klopp, was saved by Crimson goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo. Just over two minutes later, Tarrant struck with the game-winning goal from the right side, her third goal of the season.
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Up Next Liberty will return home to face the 22nd-ranked Old Dominion Monarchs (6-4, 2-1 BIG EAST) on Friday at the Liberty Field Hockey Field. Game time between the BIG EAST foes is set for 3 p.m. and can also be seen on ESPN+.
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