The Oglethorpe women's soccer team found itself locked in a 1-1 game with the homestanding Sewanee Tigers deep into the second half Saturday afternoon in Sewanee, Tennessee, but a 76th minute goal by the home side proved to be the difference in a 2-1 Sewanee win. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 3-6 on the season overall and 0-2 in SAA play.
Sewanee got the scoring started with a tally in the fifth minute, giving themselves a 1-0 advantage. But the Petrels did not go down easily, and continued to carve out scoring chances. They fired four shots in the opening half of play, and equalized the score in the 35th minute. Sophomore forward Kayla Trice recorded her first goal of the season on the play, making the score 1-1. Oglethorpe freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Bolas recorded a pair of saves in the half, as well, and the game went to the break with the score still 1-1.
The Petrels fired six shots over the course of the second half, putting four on goal. Sewanee goalkeeper Savannah Williams stopped all four shots, though. With the score still tied going into the final 15 minutes, Tiger midfielder Mary Frank gave her team the lead with 14 minutes to go.
Oglethorpe got another couple shots on goal after that, with sophomore midfielder Jalisa Kassam forcing a save in the 85th minute and freshman midfielder Maddie Cornell doing the same in the 87th minute. The Tigers were able to run out the clock and come away with the 2-1 win, however.
Bolas finished with five saves for the game. Cornell took three shots and put a couple of them on target.
Sewanee outshot Oglethorpe 18-10 overall, but just 8-6 in shots on goal. The Tigers took eight corner kicks to Oglethorpe's none.
"It was a disappointing outcome, especially given how hard we played," said Oglethorpe head coach Wes Anania. "We were in this game until the very end, and had a couple of chances to tie the game late. It just didn't work out, though. We'll regroup heading into next weekend's conference games."
The Petrels will head back on the road for a pair of SAA contests next weekend. They'll take on Hendrix in Conway, Arkansas, Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern, then continue to Memphis on Sunday to face off against Rhodes Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.