Rajan's OT Game Winner Gives Curtis Win #200
MARIETTA, Ohio -- Senior forward Bianca Rajan (Haiku, Hawaii/King Kekaulike) scored just over eight minutes into overtime to give Washington & Jefferson a 2-1 women's soccer triumph over Marietta on Wednesday afternoon.
The win was a special one for W&J Head Coach Pete Curtis as it marked the 200th of his career coaching NCAA soccer. In 16 years as a men's coach at three different stops (Marietta, Charleston and Cleveland State), Curtis amassed 123 victories, while his W&J teams have won 77 games now during his seven years with the Presidents.
W&J (3-4) claimed its third-straight victory and senior forward Sarah Zeh (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) helped by scoring the opening goal. Freshman midfielder Mariah Lockard (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) assisted on Zeh's goal which was shot into the lower right corner of the net.
The Pioneers (2-4) tied the match 10 minutes before halftime when Stevie Reilly headed home a goal. The score remained that way until senior forward Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) placed a cross into the box in which Rajan redirected home for the clincher.
Junior Morgan Kinyon (Stockton, Calif./William Jessup) played the final 85 minutes in goal and made four saves for the Presidents, who outshot Marietta by a 14-10 margin. W&J had all three shots during the overtime period.
The Presidents look to make it four in a row Saturday when traveling to Franciscan for a 1:00 pm match in Steubenville, Ohio.