Panthers fall to Thomas More College in double overtime, 2-1
HANOVER, Ind.—The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team dropped a tough match to Thomas More College in double overtime, 2-1, Saturday at the Hanover College Tournament in Hanover, Ind. The loss drops the Panthers to 1-2 on the season.
In the first half, both teams struggled to find any offense, and went into halftime tied 0-0. Three minutes into the second half, however, Thomas More took the lead in the game after Sam Work found herself open in front of the BSC goal.
Twenty minutes later, BSC tied it up when sophomore defender Amanda Babbin took a chance and hit a long shot that was misplayed off the head of a Thomas More defender, and the misdirection caught their goalkeeper off-balance to tie the game at one goal apiece. The two teams stayed even for the rest of regulation, despite narrowly missing a few opportunities on the offensive side of the ball that could have given the Panthers the lead.
The game then went to the second overtime period, and Thomas More took advantage of a BSC mistake as Courtney Clark had a breakaway opportunity which she converted to give the Saints the win.
The Panthers will take the field again tomorrow at noon Eastern against host Hanover College.