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Women's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 30, 2017 - posted by Seth Preuss
Daisy Gallegos set up the winning play against WJU (Photo by Liza Rosales)
Daisy Gallegos set up the winning play against WJU (Photo by Liza Rosales)
William Jessup University
Hope International

FULLERTON, CA – Hope International hosted William Jessup on Saturday, Sept. 30 and came up with its third GSAC victory of the 2017 season after playing two extra periods against the Warriors. Both teams had their chances in regulation, but it would be a goal in the final minutes of the second overtime that gave HIU the win.

The Royals' keeper, Jacqueline Talley, was tested almost immediately with a shot in the third minute from one of the Warriors' forwards, but Talley made the save to keep the net clean. The Royals made a counterattack up the field afterwards and got two corner kicks out of the trip down the pitch, but no goal came of the attack.

The match would progress through the remainder of the first half in a similar manner as the two sides traded attacks and counterattacks, but at the break between periods in regulation both sides were knotted up at 0-0.

The second half brought a shift in momentum and effort for HIU as the Royals began to take command of the pace of play, but at the end of the 90 minutes both teams were still locked up at a scoreless draw. The Royals took 10 corner kicks in the second half alone and outshot WJU 9-1 but were unable to turn that offense into a goal before time expired.

The two teams each got one good look at a goal-scoring opportunity in the first overtime period, but the shot went wide for each team and a second overtime was required to decide the result. The Royals took the opening kickoff in the second overtime and went to work one last time to create the only shot of the second overtime.

With three and a half minutes showing on the board, the Royals won a ball in the middle of the field after Daisy Gallegos picked off a pass. Gallegos ran step for step up the center of the field with Jessica Ramos before dishing it wide to Kelly Ruiz – Ruiz promptly centered the ball for Ramos who touched it home in the 106t minute for her scoring debut as a Royal.

HIU improves to 6-3-2 overall and is 3-0-1 in their 2017 GSAC campaign while the Warriors fall to 0-10 GSAC and 0-4 in GSAC. Despite the winless record, Jessup made HIU work for the win in what could have very easily been a double-overtime draw.

HIU will hit the road and put its undefeated GSAC record to the test beginning next week, while William Jessup returns home to host its next five straight before ending the regular season on the road at Menlo.

W - Soccer
Overall GSAC Streak
7-6-3 (.531) 4-3-2 (.556) Won 1