Women's soccer sees valiant effort fall short in 1-0 extra-time loss

Women's soccer sees valiant effort fall short in 1-0 extra-time loss

The Oglethorpe women's soccer team fought valiantly for over 104 minutes on Senior Day Saturday at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, but a golden goal from the visiting Berry Vikings in the 105th minute, well into the second period of extra time, meant that it was they who went home with all three points, not the Stormy Petrels. It marked the Petrels' second extra-time loss in October and dropped them to 9-7 overall and 1-6 in SAA play to close out the regular season.

Berry outshot the Petrels 30-5 over the course of the game, including 17-3 in shots on goal, but junior goalkeeper Lindsey Bolas proved equal to the task all afternoon long on a soggy day in the Atlanta area. Bolas tallied 14 saves, including four over the two extra periods alone and six in the second half. Petrel defenders cleared two balls off the line in the second extra period, as well, continuing to keep Oglethorpe in the game. 

However, the Vikings' Emma Kochanowski tallied the game-winner with just over five minutes remaining in the final extra period. 

In addition to the shot count, Berry took six corner kicks on the day to none for the Petrels.

It served as Senior Day for the program. The team honored midfielder Jalisa Kassam, forward Kayla Trice and forward Medina Besic prior to the game and thanked them for their careers as Stormy Petrels.

The result meant that the Petrels were assured of the No. 7 seed in the upcoming SAA tournament. They'll take on an opponent to be determined on the road on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the tournament's opening round.