Bucs Edge Past Eagles, 3-2 in Double Overtime
Senior Andrea Brown scored two goals including the game winner in the match against Georgia Southern
Senior Andrea Brown scored two goals including the game winner in the match against Georgia Southern

Sunday, October 05, 2003

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 5, 2003) - The East Tennessee State women's soccer program made another milestone in the Buccaneer history books with their first win over Georgia Southern. The 3-2 win in double overtime this afternoon at Liberty Bell Field improves the Buccaneers to 8-2-0 overall, 3-1-0 in the Southern Conference, while dropping the Eagles to 4-8-0, 0-3-0. "It was a back and forth game, neither team was going to give up," stated head coach Heather Henson. "The team that was going to win was going to be the team that took advantage of their opponent's mistakes. We had to wait until overtime for that to happen, but it did." ETSU's Rebecca Murray (Franklin, Tenn.) netted a goal early in the game to start the scoring. Forward Erin Ashton (New Bern, N.C.) gained control of the ball entering the Bucs attacking zone and made the pass to Murray from 45 yards out. Murray ran the ball in and took a shot from point-blank range for the goal at 2:26. The Eagles tied it up to end the second half with a goal from Emily Churchill. From eight yards outside the net, Churchill slotted the ball in from the opposite post past ETSU keeper Heather Sanden (Manassas, Va.). In the second half, ETSU scored first again with a goal from senior Andrea Brown (High Point, N.C.). Emily Fulcher (New Bern, N.C.) passed the ball to Brown who was waiting to make the shot at 70:21. Georgia Southern's Vikki Corbitt would tie up the game just over two minutes later. Corbitt scored off of a corner kick taken by Mary-Kate Talbott, making the score 2-2 at the end of regulation play. The first overtime period was hard fought but remained scoreless. In the second overtime session Brown would clinch victory for the Bucs with her second goal of the game. Ashton split the defense and passed the ball up to Brown who fired the ball past Georgia Southern keeper Tanya Woehr for the game-winning goal just 1:37 into the second overtime period. "We made a tactical decision in putting Andrea up top to give us some strength to hold onto the ball. She has a great ability to transition during the game from central mid to a frontrunner," said Henson. "After losing to Furman in overtime, they knew what they needed to do as a team which was track back every time, get into the attack every time, and possess the ball. That is where you are seeing the correction in the youth of the team." Up next on the Buccaneers schedule is a road trip to Cullowhee, N.C. to face SoCon opponent Western Carolina this Thursday, October 9th at 4:00 p.m.
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