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Georgia State Fall to Delaware in 2OT

Article Written by Cassie Folck
Published: September 28, 2012

 

The Georgia State women's soccer team lost in double-overtime to Delaware 2-1 after two late goals from the Blue Hens. 

Delaware had the early advantage in the first half, launching seven shots to Georgia State's one. However, both goalies kept any shots from reaching the back of the net. Delaware's Jessica Levy made one save in the early goings, while Georgia State's Rebecca Toler made three.

The second half provided most of the action for the match. Senior Carly Lafferty scored her first goal of the season at the 54 minute mark. Georgia State was crowded around the goal and after two shots rebounded off the post and the Blue Hen goalie, the net opened up for Lafferty to bury the ball in the back of the net. It was her first goal since a win over Towson in 2010.

Delaware responded 10 minutes later with a goal of its own. Blue Hen Ali Miller took a long pass from Brittany Bonzano and made a good play on the goal, striking it past Toler to tie up the game at 1-1. Both teams continued to shoot, with a total of 14 shots coming in the second half, eight from Georgia State and six from Delaware. 

The game then headed into overtime, where both teams traded two shots apiece in the 10 minute period. Both goalies held steady and the game went into double-overtime, the second consecutive double-overtime match at home for the Panthers.

At minute 115, Delaware's Miller scored her second goal of the night, which was also the game-winner. Delaware improved to 3-0 in the conference, while the Panthers fell to 0-3.

"I think it is difficult to handle a situation that goes to double-overtime," coach Derek Leader said. "But a lack of heart and desire is disheartening for anyone to watch. Some of the players needed to step up and perform their primary tasks. Unfortunately, that was not done tonight and now we've put ourselves in a difficult situation to play a very good Drexel team on Sunday. It is never easy to play on Sunday, but playing on Sunday after double-overtime is even harder. This will be a gut-check for us and we will see how our players respond."

Georgia State will take on Drexel at the GSU Soccer Complex on Sunday at 1 p.m.

 
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