NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Junior Amber O'Connor of Ham Lake, Minn., provided the heroics with the game-winning goal in the final minute of play from 16 yards out as the Spring Hill College women's soccer team rallied from a late 2-1 deficit to take a 3-2 win at Trevecca Nazarene University on Saturday evening.
The Badgers struck for the match's first goal in the 28th minute when junior Abby Galen of St. Louis, Mo., found the back of the net for her third score of the season.
TNU (4-8-1) fought back to tie the contest, however, with a goal by Mackenzie Cox in the 41st minute to knot the score at 1-1 headed into the intermission.
Cox would later play another role for the Lady Trojans when she assisted Lanie Foutch's goal from the top of the penalty box that put Trevecca up 2-1 in the 64th minute.
Badger junior Elaine Femmer from St. Louis refused to give up that easily and stuck for the tying goal in the 69th minute with a nice touch from 25 yards out at the top of the box, setting the stage for O'Connor's theatrics with an assist from freshman Molly Cowley of Jefferson City, Mo., 20 minutes later.
SHC goalkeeper freshman Cassandra Amore from Pace, Fla., stated the game, but senior Emma Pitchford of Ridgeland, Miss., began the second half as the duo teamed up for six saves against 14 Trojan shots.
Neira Ahmespahic and Bekah Headrick also split time in the TNU goal with one save versus 10 Badger shots.
Spring Hill (4-8, 0-0 SSAC) will host the 21st rated Auburn-Montgomery Lady Senators (8-3, 0-0 SSAC) on Tuesday at 1:30 on Library Field in the conference opening match for both teams.