Longwood Slips Past Women's Soccer in Overtime, 2-1
FARMVILLE, Va. – The Presbyterian College women’s soccer team used a Brittany Whitson (Conyers, Ga.) goal in the second half to force overtime at Longwood on Saturday, but fell midway through the first extra period, 2-1.
The match marked the fourth overtime contest for PC (0-9, 0-2 Big South) this season and the first in Big South play. Longwood improves to 9-3 overall and 0-2 in league action with the win.
Kelsey Pardue ended the match 4:59 into overtime, taking a ball through traffic and posting a high shot to give Longwood the win.
Trailing 1-0 midway through the second, Whitson collected a loose ball in the box and fired a shot into the right corner to pull the Blue Hose even in the 66th minute. The goal gave the junior the first of her career and sent the game into overtime after a Jordan Broadway (Chapin, S.C.) save, one of her four on the day.
PC delivered a strong first half, hanging tough with the Lancers (taking three shots to Longwood’s four) and taking a scoreless tie into halftime.
Longwood took a lead on a Kylie Dyer goal in the 51st minute as the Lancer finished off a Lindsey Ottavio cross into the box.
Seven different Blue Hose tallied one shot each and four players tested goalkeeper Kyra Byron with a shot on goal in Whitson, Emily Boggus (Conyers, Ga.) Rebecca Miller (Pauline, S.C.) and Stephanie Allen (Augusta, Ga.), all in the second period.
The Blue Hose return home for their first Big South match at Edens Field at Martin Stadium this season when they host Radford on Thursday evening. The opening whistle is slated for 7 p.m.