CARLISLE, Pa. – The Haverford College women's soccer team was defeated in overtime for the second straight match against Dickinson this season on Wednesday night during the Centennial Conference Tournament first round matchup. The fifth-seeded Fords (8-6-3) put the fourth-seeded Red Devils (11-3-4) under pressure early with a goal late in the first half. However, host Dickinson tied the game with just under 30 minutes to play in regulation and found the game-winning goal just 1:34 before the teams were slated to go to penalty kicks. With the win, the Red Devils advance to Saturday's semifinal game at Johns Hopkins.
Before the Fords got a goal late in the opening half, Haverford caught an unlucky break during the 33rd minute of play when Katie Safter volleyed a perfectly placed corner kick from Saede Eifrig towards goal. However, that ball glanced off the crossbar and out of harm's way as the teams remained scoreless. Dickinson held the quantity of the chances, but six saves from Haverford goalie Julie Hanss kept the Fords right in the match. The junior made five of those six stops during the first 45 minutes of game action.
After hitting the crossbar, Haverford came right back and scored with just 2:29 to play before the half. Hannah Krapes set up the Fords' go-ahead goal with a nice run down the left sideline and was able to beat her defender and get a cross into the box. Her pass initially went to Kendra Griesman. Griesman was unable to get a clean look but did well to find Mia Reyes on the far post for the 1-0 Haverford lead. Reyes was credited with the fourth goal of her rookie season on the play. Griesman and Krapes picked up their third assists of the season. Krapes capped her career with five goals and seven assists for a total of 17 career points.
Behind the stellar play of the back line, Haverford really slowed down Dickinson during the second half and limited the Red Devils to just two shots on goal. Nevertheless, those shots came in quick succession during the 61st minute of play as Hanss denied a close range shot from Ally Diez only to see that rebound find the foot of Tara Dedrickson. That goal leveled the match with just 29:01 remaining in regulation. Haverford put Dickinson under heavy stress during the final minutes of regulation, and earned a corner kick for its efforts, but was unable to crack the scoreboard as the teams headed for overtime.
A pair of very possession-oriented overtime sessions did not lead to many chances for either side. However, Dickinson made the most of its one chance as Elizabeth Krause flicked a head ball behind Haverford's defense as Dedrickson tallied her second goal of the match to end the Fords' season just 1:34 before the teams were slated for penalty kicks.
With tonight's result, the Fords close their campaign with the program's third straight playoff appearance. Haverford also saw the careers of nine talented seniors come to a close as that class was instrumental in returning the Fords to a perennial championship contender. That group helped the women's soccer team win 38 matches over the past four seasons.