Womens soccer team falls in overtime
By Brandon Hardison Circulation Manager
September 12, 2013
|Photo by Sherry Jacobs
|Sophomore Rae-Shawna Campbell looks to move the ball as the defense gives chase.
After a 2-1 victory over Coker, the Lady Braves looked to carry that momentum into their next game against Catawba Sept. 7 , but suffered a heart-wrenching 1-0 loss in double overtime.
The first and second half went scoreless, but it wasn’t without its share of attempts.
The Braves out shot Catawba in the first half five shots to three, including one corner kick by the Lady Braves. Shots from the Braves came from forward Rae-Shawna Campbell, defender Savanna Stiles, Amber Watkins and Julia Nytorp. Catawba’s goalie Angelica Pawlowski saved two out of five of those shots; the others were wide.
Britney Bennett, the Brave’s goalie, also had a save in the first half from Catawba’s Athena Bless. Catawba’s other two shots came from Mary Kirkman, which was high, and Sophie Waller, whose shot was wide.
The first half was also pretty clean with no penalties given to either team.
There was a lot more action in the second half with the Lady Braves taking eight shots and Catawba taking nine, along with two corner kicks from the Braves and six from Catawba. There were many shots taken, but the story of the half was goalie Angelica Pawlowski. Pawlowski was an impenetrable wall in the second half saving six of the eight shots taken by the Braves.
Bennett had three saves in the half; the other six shots from Catawba were just poor shooting as those shots were wide and high. A yellow card was given to Catawba player Emily Auwarter at 73:06, the only card of the half. With the game still scoreless, the game went into overtime.
There was not much excitement in overtime aside from a yellow card given to Rae-Shawna Campbell at 95:19, a save by Bennett and more missed shots. While still remaining scoreless, this competitive game went into second overtime.
Two minutes and 14 seconds into second overtime Catawba’s Amy Iwanicki scored the first goal with an assist by Juliana Conte ending the game. The Lady Braves lost a hard fought game, but they will look to bounce back as they take on Pfeiffer on Sept. 11 at home.