JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2014) - The ETSU women's soccer team outlasted Appalachian State Thursday night, 1-0, in double overtime. Junior defender Hannah Short (Bristol, England) scored the game-winning goal in the 107th minute off an assist from senior Jasmin Dutton (Kinmel Bay, Wales).
With the win, ETSU extended its season-opening win streak to three matches.
The Buccaneers (3-0) and App St., traded chances throughout the tightly-contested match, with neither defense surrendering a goal during the first 90 minutes of play, forcing the contest into extra time.
ETSU outshot App St, 6-3, in the two overtime periods; however the Mountaineers (1-1) were within inches of capturing the win when ETSU goalkeeper Jasmine Elliott (Preston, England) made a brilliant, diving save in the 93rd minute to keep the match scoreless.
Elliott, who recorded her third career shutout in the win, also made a crucial save early in the match, thwarting a point-black shot attempt by App St.'s Jane Cline in the 17th minute.
With less than four minutes remaining in the second overtime, an Alexa Passingham (Leicestershire, England) pass was deflected by an App St., defender, but Dutton was nearby to gather the ball before finding a darting Short just in front of the goal. Short scored on the first touch out of midair, beating the keeper and burying the game-winning goal into the left side of the net.
Short has now scored goals in each of ETSU's first three matches, and leads the Bucs with seven points on the season (3G, 1A). Assisting the game-winning score, Dutton recorded her team-best fifth assist.
The contest kicked off a four-match home stand for the Bucs, who will return to Summers-Taylor Stadium Sunday, Aug. 31 to host Campbell at 1:00 p.m.
ETSU will look to extend its season-opening win streak to four matches when it hosts Campbell Sunday, Aug. 31.
The Fighting Camels (1-0) kicked off their 2014 campaign with a 3-2 victory versus Richmond Friday, Aug. 22 due in large part to an 87th-minute goal by junior forward Ashley Hartert. View the box score of Campbell versus Richmond.
Campbell returns last season's leading point scorers Payton Ormsby (6G, 1A) and Kine Thorsvik (4G, 4A).
In 2013, the Fighting Camels finished 7-11, including a 3-8 mark in Big South competition.
Campbell hosts UNC Wilmington Friday, Aug. 29 at 7:00 p.m., before travelling to Johnson City.
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