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Result: W 1-0 (OT)

Women's Soccer at Grinnell College

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 – 4:30 p.m. at Grinnell, Iowa - Springer Field

Franchot’s OT tally gives Knights 1-0 win at Grinnell

Libby Franchot
Libby Franchot
Photo: Nathan Klok

GRINNELL, Iowa – Libby Franchot (So./Minneapolis, Minn./Blake School) scored the game winner in the 99th minute, lifting the Carleton College women’s soccer team to a 1-0 overtime triumph at Grinnell College.

Carleton possessed a 23-2 advantage in shot attempts and a 13-2 margin in corner kicks. The Knights were eventually rewarded with a result that improved their ledger to 2-0-1 on the young season.

 “A great result on the road,” said Carleton head coach Jocelyn Keller. “Before the match we discussed how Grinnell is a difficult team to play, and they certainly don’t give up.”

The Knights were on the attack throughout. Nora Mertz (Jr./Evanston, Ill./Evanston) headed home a cross in the ninth minute, but the ball was ruled to have crossed the end line prior to the service. Franchot then tallied a goal in the 23rd minute, but the offsides flag was hoisted, wiping out another golden opportunity. Annika Martensson’s (Sr./Wauwatosa, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) 28-yard free kick in the 25th minute was tipped over the bar by Grinnell goalkeeper Elizabeth Hunt.

“Having two early goals called back is rare and mentally difficult to overcome,” Keller said. “We created a lot going to goal and played great soccer the first half and a good portion of the second half. We dealt with Grinnell adjustments and kept moving the ball.”

Carleton posted a whopping 15-1 shot differential in the second half but proved unable to knock one past Hunt until late in the overtime period. Hailey Mair (Sr./Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) ran down a ball rolling toward the endline on the left wing, then crossed the ball in front to Franchot, who’s shot deflected off Hunt for the golden goal.

“Headed to OT we discussed placement of service because their goalie was on fire in the second half,” Keller said. “Hailey executed, and Libby was composed. It’s nice to see those two combine. We played as a team tonight, overcame frustrations, gained support from sidelines and took care of one another on the road.”

Anna Roethler (So./St Louis Park, Minn./St Louis Park) recorded two saves in notching her sixth career shutout.

Carleton holds its home opener on Sunday, Sept. 9 when UW-Stout visits Bell Field for a 3 p.m. match.