|ASU Women’s Soccer Falls On Late Goal|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Sunday, 09 October 2011 17:31|
After leading 1-0 with 15 minutes to play, Appalachian State women’s soccer (5-8-1, 1-4-1 SoCon) dropped two late goals and fell to Georgia Southern (4-7-2, 2-3-1 SoCon) in Southern Conference action at Eagle Field on Sunday afternoon.Georgia Southern’s 90th-minute goal marks the second time this season that the Mountaineers dropped a game-winner in the final two minutes. In the season opener, Army scored on an 89th-minute penalty kick to secure its 1-0 victory.
Appalachian senior Katy Dodd (Apex, N.C./Apex) had an early look in the 10th minute, but her shot was saved at the last moment by the Eagles’ defense. The Black and Gold held a 5-4 advantage in first-half shots but both teams failed to score before the intermission.
Dodd finally put ASU on the scoreboard in the 78th minute. Mountaineer Sydney Hill (Alpharetta, Ga./Chattahoochee) crossed the ball into the six-yard box, and Dodd was able to send it home for her third goal of the season.
With less than five minutes to play, Georgia Southern came up with an equalizer goal. Sydney Keer served up a free kick, and Carlee Storey was able to head the ball into the net to level the game at 1-1.
The game seemed destined for overtime, but in the final seconds of the game, Georgia Southern’s Alex Murphy fired a bullet at the net. ASU keeper Amy Kolowsky (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley) was able to partially deflect the ball, but it caromed off the crossbar and into the net to give GSU the come-from-behind win. Officially, the goal was scored with one second remaining in the game.
Kolowsky finished with two saves on the day. While freshman Jamie Lockie (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) recorded a game-high four shots with three on goal.
Appalachian returns home this weekend for two more league games. The Apps will host Samford on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Chattanooga comes to Boone for a 1 p.m. game.
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