HARTSVILLE, SC – Coker earned a 1-1 tie against North Georgia College Saturday afternoon in womens collegiate soccer. The Cobras lost their 1-0 lead with less than four minutes on the clock but held on through two overtimes for the tie. CC now stands at 1-10-3, while NGC move to 11-6-2.
The teams went into the break tied at 0-0 after an uneventful opening period. The teams combined for only four shots in the first half and neither keeper had to make a save. The second period started off the same way but Coker turned up the pressure in the 64th minute by capitalizing on a Saint mistake.
Freshman Micah Jordan’s/Longs, SC corner kick slipped through the hands of the NGC keeper and sophomore Kim Hemenway/Lake Charles, LA knocked it in for 1-0 lead. North Georgia scrambled to try to even the score and, finally, with 3:15 remaining broke through for the equalizer.
Jessica Williams got a foot on a free kick cross and punched it past CC’s Jacque Stewart/Cumming, GA to force overtime. The teams went back and forth in the two extra periods with Stewart making a pair of saves to preserve the tie.
The Saints held a 13-5 advantage in shots and took seven corner kicks to Coker’s one goal-producing attempt. Stewart made four saves in the match and Mary Cannon Williams made one for North Georgia College.
Coker’s next match will be at home on Wednesday, October 27, when the host Limestone College at 5:00 PM.