Keyser's Golden Goal Gives Sagehens 2-1 Win Over UC Santa Cruz

Keyser's Golden Goal Gives Sagehens 2-1 Win Over UC Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Calif. - Junior defender Rachel Keyser (pictured) scored her first collegiate goal in the 92nd minute to give the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Soccer team a 2-1 overtime win over UC Santa Cruz on Friday afternoon at the Slugfest Tournament.

With the win, the Sagehens improve to 1-0-1 on the season after tying Concordia (Irvine) on a goal late in regulation in their season opener last Friday. The Banana Slugs suffer their first loss on the year and drop to 3-1.

Keyser's goal came off a free kick 1:43 into the first overtime session. An outside defender, Keyser had only taken three shots in her career coming into the weekend in 24 games played, although she did have two assists a year ago.

The Sagehens trailed 1-0 at the half, and freshman goalie Corey Goelz helped keep it that close with six first half saves in her first collegiate appearance. Pomona-Pitzer regrouped at intermission, though, and junior midfielder Nicole Quilliam, who tied the Concordia game last week with a goal in the 88th minute, netted the tying goal again 10:41 into the second half off a cross from senior forward Allie Tao.

Goelz finished with 10 saves on the day to pick up her first collegiate win. Gabby Trujillo had two saves for UC Santa Cruz, which held a 22-9 edge in shots.

Pomona-Pitzer is back in action at the Slugfest Tournament on Sunday when it faces Willamette at UC Santa Cruz, beginning at 12:30 p.m.