With the score tied at 1-1 in the final minute of regulation, the match seemed headed for overtime. With 44 seconds remaining, Washington’s Lee Ann Felder took a shot that William Smith sophomore goalie Amanda Davis came out to smother. Davis made the save, but the ball got loose, and the Bears’ Julie Tembunkiart found it in traffic and nudged it in for the game-winning goal.
First-year forward Renee Jensen was responsible for the Herons’ lone goal. At the 54:14 mark, she one-touched a cross from classmate midfielder Whitney Frary into the back of the net for her first collegiate tally.
Just over a minute later, the Bears responded with their first score of the day. Caryn Rosoff dribbled down the side of the field and crossed the ball to Emma Brown for a shot in front of the goal.
William Smith senior Katelyn Tyson nearly scored in the 86th minute, which would have given the Herons a 2-1 lead. She beat goalkeeper Clara Jaques with a shot from the side, but a Washington defender was there to clear the ball off the line just before it went in. Sophomore midfielder Jamie Sawyer took the final William Smith shot after Tyson’s, but it missed high.
The Herons held an 11-9 edge in shots, while the Bears owned a 7-4 advantage in corner kick opportunities.
Davis finished with three saves, while Jaques ended with five.
William Smith will play its first home match of the season on Sept. 12, when the Herons take on sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins in the first game of the Heron Cup at 11 a.m.