Hartford, Conn. – Senior back Rhone O’Hara (Woodstock, Conn.) scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added an to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a season-opening 2-1 victory over the visiting SUNY Farmingdale Rams in women’s soccer action this evening. Trinity avenges a 2018 loss to the No. 21-ranked Rams in last fall’s first match and gives first-year Head Coach Rachael Sushner her first win with the Bantams heading into games at Union College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute this weekend. Farmingdale State falls to 1-1-1 and will visit Misericordia on Sunday at 2 p.m.
O’Hara knocked in a loose ball off a corner kick by rookie midfielder Hannah Storozuk (Tolland, Conn.) that had been headed down by sophomore forward Duun O’Hara (Woodstock, Conn.) to end the game in the 95th minute. Trinity sophomore goalkeeper Jennifer Stuart (Newburyport, Mass.) did not need to make a save to collect her first career win with 50-plus minutes of scoreless play after halftime. Senior Daniella Ford (Elmont, N.Y.) had 13 saves in a losing effort for the Rams.
Trinity had outshot the Rams 16-to-8 in regulation but found themselves down, 1-0, early on a lofted shot by Farmingdale State junior Alexandra Johnson (Commack, N.Y.) that sailed over the head of Trinity junior goalkeeper Taylor O’Connor (Danvers, Mass.) 7:12 into the game. The Bantams tied it when senior midfielder Olga Koczykowska (New Britain, Conn.) got the ball first in a scrum in the box to convert on a direct kick by Rhone O’Hara with 13:50 left in the first half. O’Connor made two Trinity saves in the first half.