September 22, 2009
Emory edges Panthers on last-second goal in OT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Emory University Eagles clipped the BSC women's soccer team at the wire tonight, defeating the Panthers 2-1 with a last-second goal in overtime.
After playing the entire match even, both teams got a goal late in regulation to force the overtime. It seemed that the rain-delayed game was destined for another period when Caroline Coates found the back of the net with just one second left in the period.
The BSC defense was hounded all night long, with the Eagles out shooting the Panthers 25-5 for the match. #Amber Hernandez# played extremely well, collecting 22 saves.
The Eagles broke the 0-0 tie in the 72nd minute in regulation, but the Panthers stormed back twelve minutes later when #Linda Amaya#'s pass found #Alicia Plotky# to tie the match a one goal apiece.
The two teams continued to level-peg each other throughout the overtime period, but it was just the Eagles' night, connecting on the last-second opportunity.
"I am extraordinarily proud of the way our girls played tonight," said Walton, "this is a top-flight Division III program. They reach deep into national tournament almost every year. This is a great measuring stick for us before the conference season starts. We will just have to build on this as SCAC play begins this weekend."
The Panthers will not have to wait long to move past this heartbreaker, BSC will host Rhodes College in the first SCAC match of the season this Friday at 8:00 p.m. following the men's contest at 6:00.