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Papa’s Game-Winner Pushes Women’s Soccer Past Ithaca In Overtime, 2-1

BEVERLY, Mass. — Endicott freshman forward Lindsey Papa (Tolland, Conn.) scored in the 96th minute to lift the Endicott women's soccer team to a 2-1 overtime victory against Ithaca on Friday evening at Hempstead Stadium.

Papa netted the game-winner by lofting a shot into the top-right corner of the net from about 20 yards out after it took a high hop off the turf. Christina Bacon (Lincoln, R.I.) set up the game-winning tally with a header pass from just outside the corner of the box.

Meanwhile, in the first half, Larissa Cade (Middlefield, Conn.) evened up the contest in the 18th minute off of feeds from Jaymie Caponigro (Swampscott, Mass.) and Hannah Pesci (Windham, N.H.).

In goal, Kayla Wentworth (Taunton, Mass.) stopped five shots to notch the win (10-4-5 career).


  • Endicott is 2-0-0 all-time against Ithaca. 
  • The only meeting between the two programs occurred on September 3, 2006 (2-1 win on the road).
  • The Gulls entered today's contest with a 3-2-0 record in their last five season openers.
  • Ithaca is receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll.


Endicott (1-0-0) hosts Lasell University on Sunday, September 1 at 1 PM, as part of the Gordon College Tournament. Ithaca (0-1-0) travels to Gordon College on Sunday, September 1 at 1 PM. 

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(Photo Credit - Mike Connors)