Sep 8, 2013
By Kasandra Martinson
By Kasandra Martinson
CHENEY, Wash. --- Bulldogs' senior Morgan Castain scored the golden goal in the second overtime period to secure a 3-2 win for the Fresno State soccer team over Eastern Washington on Sunday afternoon.
"We started off really brightly, and then Eastern Washington worked its way back into the game," said Fresno State head coach Brian Zwaschka. "We stopped taking the initiative and unfortunately paid the price and had to come back from behind. But we are really really pleased obviously that we refocused and did a great job executing and turning the match back around one goal at a time."
The 'Dogs didn't waste much time getting on the scoreboard, scoring in just the 12th minute of play. Castain hit a left footed shot into upper left corner from the right side of box for her first goal of the game to gain an early 1-0 lead over the Eagles.
Eastern Washington returned the favor in the 39th minute with a goal from Alisha Stott to tie the game at 1-1 going into half. The Eagles were the first to strike in the second half with an open net goal from Cassie Black in the 63rd minute, putting them ahead 2-1.
At the conclusion of regulation the game was still knotted up at 2-2. The first 10 minute overtime period ended with a score of 2-2. The Bulldogs found the back of the net in the first minute of the second overtime period. Castain scored her second goal of the day with an assist from Holmes to get a 3-2 win over Eastern Washington.
"We felt that we were really strong in overtime and put together some really positive play," said Zwaschka. "It took a set piece with some clever play from Castain inside the box to roll her defender and make the softest touch around the goalkeeper. It was a really clever play, I'm really proud of her."
After getting a pair of weekend wins, the 'Dogs (2-3) continue their three game road stand at UC Riverside (1-3-1) this Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. Fresno State then returns home on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m., to host Cal State Northridge (1-4) in Bulldog Stadium.
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