In their fourth straight overtime game, the College of Charleston Women’s soccer team managed to grind things out to earn their 7th win on the season with a 2-1 victory over conference opponent, Towson.
Luckily, the second overtime wasn’t necessary to secure this W as it was last week; thanks to Alyssa Beck sinking a game-winning goal during the 95th minute. Although clutch, this goal wasn’t the sole factor behind the Cougars’ W on Sunday. The team showed great resilience by overcoming a whopping 12 foul calls and rode steady goalie play from Genevieve Henderson (5 saves) and consistent offensive pressure to secure this crucial win.
The Cougars showed great resilience by overcoming a whopping 12 foul calls and rode steady goalie play from Genevieve Henderson (who recorded five saves) and consistent offensive pressure to secure this crucial win.
The Cougars started this game off with explosive energy, as they launched eight of their 10 shots during the opening period. This continuous attack paid off for the squad, as Laura Ortega secured the game’s opening score in the 20th minute with an incredible leaping header.
Every win matters to a group as competitive and tenacious as the College of Charleston’s Women soccer team, but you could tell this one served as a defining moment. Overcoming inconsistent officiating and defeating a conference opponent is not an easy feat.
This win boosted the club’s overall record to 7-5-1, and their conference record to .500, good for the 4th spot in the conference standings.
The Cougars are going to need more inflating wins like Sunday’s if they aim to make a statement come playoff time. The Women’s Soccer team has just four days before their next opportunity to improve conference standing, as they face Delaware on October 12th.