JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Florida Gulf Coast University womens soccer fell to A-Sun foe ETSU, in double overtime on Sunday afternoon at Summers-Taylor Stadium. The Eagles fell to 9-4-3 (4-2-3 A-Sun), and the Bucs improve to 7-8-1 (5-4-1 A-Sun).
“Both teams came out and battled,” said head coach Jim Blankenship.” We did a good job attacking the centermid. We created some good opportunities, but we weren’t able to find that final goal.”
The Bucs opened the scoring as junior Kim Jones (Springfield, Va.) headed home the match’s first goal, off an outstanding corner kick by teammate sophomore Terri Miller (Cape Coral, Fla.) in the 26th minute.
The Eagles would even up the score midway through the second half as the Amber McCall (Fort Myers, Fla.) would take a breakaway pass from teammate Olivia Elias (Coral Springs, Fla.) tying the match at 1-1.
After 90 minutes of play, neither team was able to take the advantage in goals. Going into the first overtime the Eagles held the advantage in shots with 15, and both teams were even with three corners.
In the first extra frame neither team could get the offense going; however the Bucs would waste little time as the second overtime period began. Miller crossed the ball from the left side of the Eagles defense and found teammate Jordan Monty (Mesquite, Texas), Monty’s shot found the net in the 103rd minute of play.
The Eagles were led by McCall who finished with three shots on goal, and scored her fifth goal of the season. Freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Powers (Seffner, Fla.) finished the day with four saves.
The Eagles will conclude the 2008 season as they host Stetson University for $2 dinner night (large soda, hot dog, and popcorn) on Saturday at the FGCU Soccer Complex at 5:00 pm.