Rams Win Season Opener at New Hampshire in Overtime, 1-0

Rams Win Season Opener at New Hampshire in Overtime, 1-0

RHODE ISLAND
Starters: Morrissey (GK), Goncalves, Bentick, Sengphilom, Haggerty, Luker, Derry, Ellis, O'Leary, Caso, Dapprich
Substitutes: Mayo, Bike, Ross, Fitzgerald, Cavino, Rosenthal

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Starters: Sheppard (GK), Conry, Lane, Williams, Wysocki, Reynolds, Keenan, Peterson, Cane, Hamilton, Wiley
Substitutes: Kikosicki, Pesante, Rumbold, Borea, Picicci, Salis

Scoring Summary
91:23 - URI - O'Leary

How it Happened
Rhode Island and New Hampshire had a scoreless regulation battle before freshman Natalia O'Leary scored the winning goal just 1:23 into the overtime period.

In the first half, the Rams had just one shot to the Wildcat's five. Things quickly turned around in the second half of play, as Rhody outshot UNH 8-4.

The persistent offense by the Rams carried into overtime, as freshman Kelly Fitzgerald had a cross that was controlled by O'Leary. The Marion, Mass. native then found the back of the net for her first career goal in her first collegiate game.

Inside the Box Score

What's Next
The Rams stay on the road as they travel to face Quinnipiac on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.