Sewanee scores in overtime to defeat Panthers, 2-1

Avery Newcomb (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Avery Newcomb (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

SEWANEE, Tenn.—An overtime goal from host Sewanee sunk the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team, 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Puett Field in Sewanee, Tenn.

The Panthers drop to 8-6-1 on the season and 2-4 in the Southern Athletic Association. Sewanee now stands at 12-4 for the year and 5-1 in conference play.

After a scoreless opening half of play, both teams found the scoring touch within a three-minute span in the second half. The Panthers took the lead in the 74th minute when junior Avery Newcomb found the back of the net. Sewanee would score the equalizer in the 77th minute to tie the match at 1-1. A save from sophomore goalkeeper Ansley Tomlin with eight seconds remaining in regulation preserved the tie to take the match to overtime. The game-winner came with 3:36 remaining in the first overtime period.

Sewanee out-shot BSC 16-13 and took five corner kicks to BSC's three. The Panthers were whistled for two fouls compared to nine for the Tigers.

BSC finishes off the regular season schedule with a pair of matches at home. The Panthers will welcome No. 19 Emory to Preston Goldfarb Field at Berylson Park on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Hendrix comes to town on Saturday, Nov. 1 for the conference finale at 2:30. It will be Senior Day for Devin McDonald, Catherine Sandon, and Chandler Wentz.