Oct. 13, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Redshirt sophomore Kimberly Sullivan scored the golden goal in overtime to lift Western Carolina women's soccer (7-6-1, 2-4 Southern Conference) to a 1-0 victory over Chattanooga (4-9, 0-6 SoCon) Sunday at Finley Stadium.
Scoreless after regulation, Western Carolina continued the offensive attack it had displayed all game. After two shots early in the overtime, the Catamounts were awarded its second corner kick in OT setting up the score. Junior Madison Lee sent the corner kick to Sullivan who scored off a header past the Mocs' goalkeeper Taylor Mangrum at the 98:44 mark. It was Sullivan's first goal of the season.
The Catamount defense was oppressive in the game only allowing Chattanooga three shots in the contest. Western Carolina had a total of 27 shots, 10 on goal, against the Mocs and also had 13 corner kicks.
Sophomore Markie-Lynn Studnicky had a quality look at the goal, just before the end of regulation, but Mangrum picked up the save. It was one of three shots for Studnicky. Catamount leading scorer Kelly Pannell got eight shots in the match, three on goal, but it was Sullivan who got the big look. Sullivan had a total of four shots in the contest, with the header shot in the overtime turning out to be the key shot for the score.
The overtime contest is the third in the last four games for Western Carolina and the second straight. The Catamounts dropped a 2-1 decision against Samford on Friday.
Western Carolina returns home this weekend for family weekend and senior day on Sunday, Oct. 20. The Catamounts host Furman at 7 p.m. Friday and Wofford at 2 p.m. on Sunday.