Panthers, Petrels Draw in Double Overtime

Panthers, Petrels Draw in Double Overtime

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team moved to 6-3-3 overall and 0-2-2 in the Southern Athletic Association on Sunday afternoon after battling Oglethorpe to a 1-1 draw.

Sunday marked the second consecutive game the Panthers have gone to overtime and the fourth time this season with all four requiring double overtime to reach a conclusion.

After a scoreless first half, the Panthers opened up the scoring 75th minute with a penalty kick. Senior Taylor Andrews (Watkinsville, Ga./Oconee County HS) drew a foul in the box, giving fellow senior McKenna Boyd (Versailles, Ky./Woodford County HS) an opportunity from the spot.

Boyd's penalty easily beat the Oglethorpe goalkeeper and gave the Panthers the 1-0 lead with about 15 minutes to play.

Oglethorpe would go on to tie the game late in regulation with a hard-hit, well-placed, 87th-minute strike by Maddie Cornell from outside the box.

All even at the end of regulation, the Panthers and Petrels went on to play another 20 minutes in overtime. Both sides had opportunities to find the game-winner, but neither side's defense broke in the end, forcing the match to conclude in a 1-1 tie.

Birmingham-Southern outshot Oglethorpe 24 to 11 and led in corner kicks 10-5.

BSC sophomore goalkeeper Blakley Jones (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Holy Spirit Catholic HS) finished the game with two saves.

The Panthers hit the road for their next two conference games against Sewanee and Centre before returning to the Hilltop on Saturday, October 20 for the regular season finale against Millsaps.



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