Deignan's Goal in 2OT Gives GSU 1-0 Victory
ROCK HILL, S.C. Defender Colleen Deignan scored the game-winning goal with 20 seconds remaining in double-overtime to give theGeorgia Southern women’s soccer team a 1-0, non-conference victory atWinthrop, Friday night (Sep. 28).
Deignan (Coral Springs, Fla.) connected off a corner-kick pass from teammate Susanne Rogers (Augusta,Ga.) to score her first career goal and lift Georgia Southern to its first-ever victory over Winthrop.
With the win, GSU improves to 2-6-0 overall and snaps a two-game skid, whileWinthropfalls to 0-4-3 on the season.
“Susanne did a great job of serving the ball and Colleen had great composure to finish it in the last few seconds,” said head coach Ashley Hart.
Both teams battled back and forth throughout the regulation 90 minutes, tallying nine total shots, apiece.
“I’m really pleased with our effort tonight,” said Hart. “It was a pretty evenly matched game. Both teams possessed the ball well. I thought we did a good job of possessing the ball in the middle and creating chances. But their defenders and their goalkeeper did a good job of limiting shots on goal.”
Before the game-winner,Winthropwas successful in warding off theGeorgiaSouthern offensive attack, holding GSU to zero shots on goal.
Likewise, GeorgiaSouthern limited Winthropto only four shots on goal, each one of them saved by sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Santos (Berwyn,Ill.), who garnered her first win and shutout of the season.
“Lauren organized well in the back,” said Hart. “Our defense did a good job as a whole in limiting their chances.”
Winthropled GSU in both shots (11-10) and corner kicks (5-4).
GeorgiaSouthern will return back home to Statesboro for a Southern Conference match-up withChattanooga, Sunday, Sep. 30 at 2 p.m.
- Category: Women's Soccer
- Published on Friday, 28 September 2007 00:28