Despite a great effort, Sewanee falls in overtime to No. 19 Centre

Despite a great effort, Sewanee falls in overtime to No. 19 Centre

SEWANEE, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2016)  The Sewanee women's soccer team dominated possession for over 80 percent of the match. The Tigers twice led during the contest. Sewanee also outshot the Colonels, 17-11. Despite all this and an outstanding effort by the Tigers, No. 19 ranked Centre somehow found a way to win Saturday, as the 2016 SAA Regular Season Champion Colonels edged the Tigers 3-2 in overtime at Puett Field.

The win was the first for Centre over Sewanee in the last three seasons.

Sewanee scored the only goal of the first half when Savannah Williams headed home a corner from Dayla LaRocque.

After Centre's Destinie Graves scored off a pass from Alana Hughes, Sewanee retook the lead off a beautiful goal from Kiley Ezzell. Ezzell found the back of the net in the 69th minute off a great serve from Erin Gill.

Unfortunately, Centre scored again five minutes later as Tori Dillard redirect a free kick by Amber Cowell just under the crossbar, which tied the match at 2-2.

Sewanee had a few late chances in regulation to win, however, a non-call in the box and a few great saves by Centre keeper Olivia Alfrod pushed the contest into overtime.

In the extra period, Sewanee fired two attempts and held possession the majority of the eight minutes. However, on a free kick by the keeper, Centre then redirected the ball into its attacking third where Graves outraced the Sewanee defense. From there, the Centre forward fired a low hard shot toward the far post for the game-winner.

Individually, Williams paced the Tiger offense with four shots. Tyler Edell, Mary "Sissy" Frank, Nikki Johnston, and Ezzell all finished with multiple attempts.

Sewanee will now host a first-round SAA Tournament match next weekend. Time, date, and an opponent will be determined on Sunday.

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