ONEONTA, N.Y. – The Hartwick College women's soccer team scored twice inside the final ten minutes to erase an Eastern Connecticut State University lead and post a 2-1 victory on the second day of the Mayor's Cup Sunday afternoon at Red Dragon Field on the campus of SUNY Oneonta.
Eastern (1-2-2) junior midfielder Aly Clarke's (Mystic) second goal of the season on a drop pass inside the box from All-Region senior forward Emily Becher (Brooklyn) broke a scoreless tie midway through the second half, but Hartwick (4-1) rallied for the tying goal with just under ten minutes left and surged ahead with 3:22 left in regulation.
All-Empire-8 junior midfielder Rachel Weir's team-leading third goal of the season had tied the match, with Weir collecting a loose ball outside the box and rifling the tying goal into the lower left-hand corner of the goal. Senior forward Allie Ricci recorded the game-winner when she connected on a breakaway after controlling All-Empire-8 senior midfielder Casey Boucher's pass through the middle.
Clarke, whose first career goal had given Eastern a 2-1 overtime win over Roger Williams University in the season-opener, gave the Warriors their first goal after 285 scoreless minutes over four matches Sunday.
Both teams were coming off double-overtime games Saturday in the tournament, Eastern playing SUNY Oneonta to a scoreless deadlock and Hartwick losing, 1-0, to Susquehanna University.
Clarke and sophomore Abbey Fitzsimmons (West Hartford) represented Eastern on the all-tournament team.
Eastern hosts Brandeis University in its home-opener at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Judges are ranked No. 6 nationally after reaching last year's NCAA Division III semifinals and finishing 16-4-4. Brandeis (3-1-0) has won its last four since losing its opener at MIT, 3-2.