Women's Soccer Loses 1-0 Overtime Heartbreaker to Charleston Southern
Oct. 23, 2009
CONWAY, S.C. – Charleston Southern’s Anja Djumisic scored with 33 seconds left in the first overtime to give the Lady Buccaneers (12-4-1, 5-1-1 Big South) a 1-0 win over the Coastal Carolina University women’s soccer team (5-11-2, 3-3-1 Big South) Oct. 23 in Conway, S.C. The loss snapped Coastal Carolina’s four-game unbeaten streak.
Charleston Southern held a 4-1 shot advantage in the first half as the game was scoreless after 45 minutes. The real action started in the second half as both team’s had good chances to score goals. Junior Amy Haggard (Sylva, N.C./Smoky Mountain) punched a Lindsay Trexler’s shot over the crossbar to keep Charleston Southern off the scoreboard at 61:24. Senior Samantha Teijelo (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) was 1-on-1 with Jena Lalich but her shot was just wide right at 67:46. She then had a shot at 68:14 that was saved by Lalich. Both teams had a shot-on-goal in the last six minutes, but the game would head into overtime.
Coastal Carolina was the aggressor at the beginning of the overtime as Lalich made two saves off shots from senior Dana Gentile (Utica, N.Y./Herkimer C.C.) and junior Anna Tupy’s shot was just high at 92:15. Haggard had a save on a Rebecca Hollstegge shot at 97:23. Charleston Southern was fouled with under a minute left, setting up the game-winner. Jen Vroman took the free kick and Djumisic flicked it to the right post. It was Djumisic’s first goal of the season. B
oth teams had 11 shots on the night and both goalies had five saves. Charleston Southern held the 11-5 corner-kick advantage.
Gentile led Coastal Carolina with three shots, all on goal. Three different Lady Bucs had two shots apiece.
Coastal Carolina hosts Gardner-Webb Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. Charleston Southern hosts Winthrop the same day at 3 p.m.