Women’s soccer ends in tie with Southern Miss
Published: Monday, August 26, 2013
Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013 19:08
The women’s soccer team challenged Southern Mississippi to a 2-2 draw in their season opener Friday.
Southern Miss took an early lead 1-0 when Anya Koren scored in the 7th minute of play. Battling back, Red Wolves senior Christine Giles and sophomore Loren Mitchell scored two goals to finish the half 2-1.
In the 13th minute of play, senior Ashley Jackson fed the ball to Mitchell who sent the ball into the back of the net from the top of the box.
Giles scored in the 34th minute after an assist from senior Madison Joyce, giving the Red Wolves their first lead of the game.
The Golden Eagles scored in the 65th minute of play, tying the game 2-2. Adriana Garcia sent the shot past the goalie only to be saved by a defender standing on the plane of the goal box. The referee allowed the point to stand claiming the ball broke the plane of the goal before the defender cleared the shot.
Finishing the game 2-2, the teams battled into the overtime periods. Both teams had looks, but neither team was able to finish.
Freshman goalie, Michaela Supple made 6 saves in her first appearance in goal.
“It was very frustrating. I felt like after we took the lead we relaxed. We just have to learn not to relax,” Head Coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge said. “When we do take the lead, we need to learn how to maintain it.”
The Red Wolves will play their next home game at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 against Missouri State.