Oct. 14, 2012
SPARTENBURG, S.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer (6-8-2, 2-5-2 Southern Conference) drew a 1-1 double overtime tie with Wofford(6-8-2, 1-7-2 SoCon) Sunday.
Wofford took the early lead, scoring a goal in the first half and Western Carolina tied it up at one with a goal in the second half. The Terriers' Chloe Brackett scored at the 28:59 mark as a cross was deflected off Catamount goalie Jennifer Lauerand then Brackett finished up the play but putting the ball in the back of the net.
Freshman forward Markie-Lynn Studnicky tied the game for Western Carolina in the second half. At 51:41, Studnicky took a cross from senior Laura Greband poked it in from the far post. It was Studnicky's seventh goal of the season.
Western Carolina's goal would not only tie the game but also force overtime. Both teams had a pair of shot attempts in the first overtime with Studnicky and Greb getting looks at the goal. In the second overtime, Studnicky had a couple of attempts that went wide and high but couldn't get the game winning goal attempt to go in.
Lauer played the first 45 minutes in goal and was replaced by senior Katie Jacobsin the second half. Jacobs was also in goal for the pair of overtimes. Lauer had three saves in her 45 minutes of play and Jacobs held the Terriers scoreless in her 65 minutes of play.
Western Carolina returns home on Friday to host the first of its two final home games of the season. On Friday, the Catamounts welcome College of Charleston for a 7 p.m. kick-off.
Beginning Monday, on www.catamountsports.com, part one of a five-part series will debut highlighting the five Catamount women's soccer seniors. First up will be senior Katie Salmons.