Badger Athletics - Spring Hill College News
Women's Soccer - Tue, Oct. 13, 2009
The 7th ranked William Carey University Crusaders scored the game-winning goal three minutes into the second overtime on Tuesday evening to take a 3-2 women's soccer win over Spring Hill College.
Spring Hill took a 1-0 lead just 13 seconds into the contest when sophomore Allison Akers of Houston, Texas, scored her third goal of the year.
William Carey (11-1-1), however, answered the challenge in the 15th minute when Jenna Erickson knotted the score at one with an unassisted goal.
The Badgers roared back in the second period when sophomore Abby Galen of St. Louis, Mo., fed a pass to sophomore forward Katie Pendergast, also of St. Louis, who ripped in her team-leading fourth goal of 2009 in the 76th minute.
Carey answered the bell yet again just 10 minutes later as Phoenix Olivarez accepted a pass from Aimi Beresford and scored to tie the game at two goals apiece.
After a scoreless first overtime, WCU ended the game in the 103rd minute when Shayna Turner scored off an assist from Hannah Johnson.
Spring Hill's junior goalkeeper Emma Pitchford from Ridgeland, Miss., saved five of 18 WCU shot-attempts while Carey's Jackie DeNova made three saves off 10 Badger shot-attempts.  The Crusaders had six corner kicks while SHC attempted just two corner plays.
This was the second consecutive SHC match and the third of the last four matches to reach double overtime.  SHC holds a 1-1-1 record in those games.
Spring Hill (5-6-1, 0-2-1 GCAC) will host non-conference opponent Thomas University (4-5) from Georgia at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Library Field.  Before the contest, the Badgers will celebrate Senior Day by recognizing the sole member of 2009 Senior Class, Allison Giles of St. Louis, Mo.