The Purple Knights got on the board quickly with a goal in the 4th minute and added a second goal in the first half in the 21st minute.
Bret Kaemmerlen (Webster, NY/Webster Thomas) scored for RIT, while Mark-Vincent Sansone (Hilton, NY/Aquinas Institute) had an assist.
Liz Mastoloni fired a shot less than three minutes later looking to put UR up 2-0, but her shot sailed wide.
She fired in a service that Christine Cataldo-Smith (Yardley, PA/Pennsbury) hit the first time, but was just wide of the Vassar net.
Alfred had scoring chances thereafter, but Nazareth goalkeeper Brian Wilkin (Hilton) was equal to the challenge as both of his saves came in the second half of his seventh shutout of the season and 23rd of his career.
Nate Sampson of Emory hit the crossbar with a free kick just as the first overtime period started.
Senior Molly Zientek registered the goal, with the assist coming from Brylie Hapeman.
The second half looked similar for the women’s soccer team playing in the Tigers defensive zone for most of the 45 minutes keeping them at only 2 shots on goal.
Nazareth had a chance in the 18th minute when a shot by Sam Smyth (Rush-Henrietta) was tipped off the the crossbar by Townsend.
Nazareth keeper Hannah Miller ended with a left-footed tap by Hartwick’s Zoe Capanna that ended up over the goal line.