Georgia Southern Falls at Charleston Southern in Overtime
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Georgia Southern Women's Soccer fell, 2-1, at Charleston Southern in overtime on Sunday, September 11th. The Eagles fall to 1-4-1 this season and are return home on Friday, September 16th, to face USC Upstate.
Charleston Southern's Alison Lewis drew first blood in the fifth minute with a long-range goal. The unassisted effort was her first of the season and gave the Bucs a 1-0 lead.
Senior Sara Oland (Evans, Ga.) brought the Eagles level in the 20th minute after missing a pair of shots earlier in the period. The forward took advantage of an error by the Charleston Southern goalkeeper and scored the goal off a loose rebound.
A scoreless second half sent the match to overtime where it was won in the 100th minute off the second goal of the match by Lewis.
The Eagles outshot Charleston Southern, 14-12 and placed eight shots on goal to the Buccaneers' four. Georgia Southern used two goalkeepers for the first time in the 2011 season. Sophomore Katie Merson (Albuquerque, N.M.) started and went the first 9:34 before being replaced by Kailey Kiefus (North Tustin, Calif.) worked the final 95:26 and made one save to open her career with the Eagles.
Georgia Southern returns home for a non-conference showdown against USC Upstate on Friday, September 16th, at 4 p.m. The match at Eagle Field is the final tune-up before SoCon play begins on September 23rd at Wofford.
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- Category: Women's Soccer
- Published on Sunday, 11 September 2011 17:04