BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A goal five minutes into the second overtime period lifted third-seeded and 22nd-ranked Centre College to a 2-1 win against second seed Birmingham-Southern in the semifinals of the 2011 SCAC Women's Soccer Championship, Saturday afternoon at BSC Soccer Park.
BSC falls to 10-5-2 in its final game of the season; Centre moves to 14-3-2 and advances to the championship game tomorrow against top-seeded and third-ranked Trinity University at 11 a.m.
The Panthers scored first in the contest when senior Linda Amaya scored her ninth goal of the year in the 42nd minute. BSC held the 1-0 lead at the end of the half.
Centre tied it up in the 65th minute on a goal by Anne Mitchell, and neither team scored for the remainder, sending the game to overtime.
The first overtime period was scoreless as well and, five minutes into the second overtime, Centre's Aubrey Holle scored the game-winner on a header off a corner kick by Mary Taylor Kersey.
Senior Amber Hernandez played all 105 minutes in goal for BSC, recording nine saves. Centre keeper Kelli Lenz also played the entire time, grabbing six saves.
BSC held a slight advantage in shots, 22-19, but Centre out-shot the Panthers on-goal, 11-8.