UNCG drops 2-1 overtime contest to Old Dominion in womens soccer action
GREENSBORO, NC – Elizabeth Brewster’s golden goal two minutes into the second overtime lifted Old Dominion to a 2-1 victory over UNC Greensboro in the final match of the 2005 UNCG Soccer Classic.
With the loss, the Spartans fell to 1-2 on the season.
The Lady Monarchs nearly grabbed the early one goal advantage just fifteen minutes into the first half when ODU forward Laura Beeman slipped past the UNCG defense for a one on one with Spartan starting keeper Katherine Ryan. With nothing but Ryan and the goal in front of her, Beeman passed the ball off to a teammate on the opposite side of the box who was deemed offsides, negating the Old Dominion scoring chance.
The score remained deadlocked at zero at the conclusion of the first stanza as only seven shots were produced by both teams. Ryan recorded the lone save of the first period before leaving the game in the 20th minute due to injury.
Beeman later redeemed herself midway through the second half when she gave the Lady Monarchs a 1-0 lead on her fifth goal of the season. The senior collected the ball on the right side, dribbled down the field and sent a shot from 18 yards out to the left side of the goal and passed the arms of the outstretched Jennifer Stillman for her second goal of the tournament.
With less than seven minutes remaining in the game, junior defender Shannon Donovan netted the equalizer from 40 yards out. After the ODU defense cleared the ball from inside their own box, Donovan corralled the ball and sent an upper 90 blast into the back of the net, tying the game at one goal apiece and sending the Spartans into their third consecutive overtime game.
After a scoreless first overtime in which the Spartans nearly netted the golden goal on a number of occasions, Brewster ended the game with just under two minutes gone by in the second extra session. Midfielder Katie Watson sent a cross into the box from the right side of the field which found its way inside the Spartans box. After an initial shot by ODU that Stillman saved with one hand, the ball bounced directly to the feet of Brewster who promptly sent a one touch shot into the back of the net, giving the visiting Lady Monarchs the 2-1 victory.
UNCG returns to the field Tuesday evening when the Spartans host High Point at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. Match time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Old Dominion........ 0 1 0 1 - 2
UNC Greensboro...... 0 1 0 0 - 1
1. 65:47 ODU Beeman, Laura (5) (unassisted)
2. 83:32 UNCG Shannon Donovan (1) (unassisted) - 40 yard shot from left side
3. 101:49 ODU Brewster, Elizabeth (1) (unassisted) - Rebound from deflected ball in box
Shots: Old Dominion 11, UNC Greensboro 12
Saves: Old Dominion 3 (Owen,Colby 3), UNC Greensboro 4 (Katherine Ryan1; Jennifer Stillman 3)
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