Final Three Minutes Prove Fatal for Geoducks in Double Overtime
September 27, 2008
Olympia, WA - In what was an action packed game, Evergreen lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Eastern Oregon University in the last three minutes of double overtime. Tennly Paul-Bowden of the Mountaineers got a piece of a wild ball outside the Geoducks penalty box to seal the win with her goal.
Both teams fought hard throughout the game, with players shots just missing their mark several times in regulation play and fantastic defense to turn back some serious attacks.
During the game, Evergreen players unleashed 17 shots including 8 on target.
EOU totalled and impressive 25 with 13 shots on goal.
The first half was fairly evenly matched in statistics, with teams playing attack-retreat soccer. ESC's closest chance at a goal in the period was when Kate Green's long shot hit the cross bar 37 minutes in. The Mountie's Lauren Souza (5 SOG) had several close opportunities to score but luck was not on her side.
Keeper Sonya Daisley-Harrison saved the Geoducks shells 12 times in the game, taking the win in the tending game.
Eastern domininated the ball the majority of the second half with 11 shots to ESC's 4.
Not wanting to give in easily, Evergreen rallied late in the period and had some great shots that were saved by EOU keeper Kalah Minter (7 game saves).
In the first of the two overtimes, two shooters dominated attempts for both teams. Souza for EOU and Brianna Speed for ESC totalled 2 shots on goal respectively.
Play seemed to hang around the Evergreen goal box during the final overtime, with Paul-Bowden threating to score 2 minutes in.
Daisley-Harrison was kept busy tending goal and had little chance to save Bowden's winning goal. Following a shot ball that had bounced off an ESC defender, off Bowden, off Daisley Harrison's outstretched hand and again to Bowden, Evergreen felt the sting of losing their best played game this season.
Evergreen is on the road next week, playing Cascade College in Portland, Oregon Friday at 2:00 PM.