Bearcats fall to Albany State in overtime 2-1

Bearcats fall to Albany State in overtime 2-1

ALBANY, GA. – The Lander women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 contest in overtime on the road at Albany State Saturday afternoon.

The Bearcats fall to 5-6-2 (3-3-2 PBC) while the Rams improve to 4-8-0 (2-6-0 PBC) on the season.

The game started off slow as both teams tried to establish an offensive attack. In the 21st minute, Emily Jermstad would put the ball in the net to give the Bearcats the 1-0 advantage. The rest of the first half would be a back and forth affair as the Bearcats would hold on to a one-score lead going into the break.

In the second half, Lander would come out firing as they got off thirteen shots in the second half. The Bearcats, however, could not capitalize on the shot advantage as they would still hold a one-goal lead. Later in the 61st minute, Albany State's Patricia Nunez would score off of the corner from Alesha Kostrzewa to tie the game at one.

The game would head to overtime as both teams could not close it out in regulation. Later in the second overtime period, Shana Jackson-Brown would score with three minutes left in the game to give Albany State the 2-1 overtime victory.

Lander outshot Albany State 21-7, as Sarah Owen was forced to make three saves. Lander won five corners compared to the Rams two.

Lander will back in action next Wednesday, Oct. 30, when it hosts USC Aiken. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. at Van Taylor Stadium, and the match will be live-streamed on the Bearcat Broadcasting Network.


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