ROME, Ga. – The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team battled through two overtimes at Berry College Saturday night to force penalty kicks in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Southern Athletic Association Tournament. BSC would fall 7-6 in the PK's. The Panthers close the year at 7-11 overall.
Libby Groark (Huntsville, Ala./Saint John Paul II Catholic HS) finished with a match and career-high 17 saves. The Panther defense fended off 37 shots during regulation.
Berry (9-5-2) opened the PK's with a shot that went high over the net. Jenny Kastner (Hamilton, Ala./Hamilton HS) hit the post on her attempt to keep the score even.
The teams then swapped goals. Tessa Craft (Grayson, Ga./Grayson HS) made hers into the left netting. Rachel Motamed (Birmingham, Ala./Indian Springs HS) hit hers into the left side and Nicole Newton (Baton Rouge, La./Episcopal HS) made hers into the upper right corner. Taylor Andrews (Watkinsville, Ga./Oconee County HS) rounded out the first five shooters for each team by tying it up at four with a shot sent straight away top middle.
McKenna Boyd (Versailles, Ky./Woodford County HS) made her shot into the left side netting next. After Megan Moser (Mandeville, La./St. Scholastica Catholic HS) made hers into the right side of the net, Joanna Logan hit hers into the upper left corner, giving Berry the 7-6 lead.
Felicity Barnett (Birmingham, Ala./Hope Christian School) stepped up for BSC next, but her shot missed high. Berry advances to the semifinals of the tournament with the win.
BSC went 3-4 in conference play this season.
The Panthers were led offensively on the year by Andrews. She finished with team-highs of seven goals, five assists, and 19 points. She also had a team-high two game winning goals.
Groark became the primary keeper midseason. She finished with team-highs of 47 saves and an .870 save percentage. Groark also owns three of the teams six shutouts with a 2-2-1 record.