CONWAY, Ark. – The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team drew 1-1 on the road in its Southern Athletic Association opener at Hendrix College on Saturday afternoon.
After trailing 1-0 for most of the match, a late Panther goal in regulation sent the game into overtime and eventually ended without an advantage.
Hendrix's Hagan Griffith opened the scoring with an early seventh minute goal and the home side carried that one goal lead until the final 10 minutes.
Birmingham-Southern got back into the game when senior Rachael Motamed (Birmingham, Ala./Indian Springs HS) found the equalizing goal in the 84th minute. The goal, assisted by Sydney Barrow (Birmingham, Ala./Indian Springs HS), was Motamed's second of the season.
Even at 1-1 when the 90 minutes ended, the Panthers and Warriors went to overtime. BSC goalkeeper Blakley Jones (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Holy Spirit Catholic HS), who finished the game with seven saves, recorded five saves in the two overtime periods to keep the Warriors out.
In the end, after 110 minutes, no team could find a game-winning goal and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Birmingham-Southern outshot Hendrix 17-14 and had 10 shots on goal. The Panthers also ended the game with nine corner kicks to the home team's four.
The result gives the Panthers a 5-3-2 record overall and a 0-0-1 record in the conference. BSC returns home for its next conference game against Rhodes on Saturday, Oct. 5. Kickoff against the Lynx is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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