Women's Soccer Fights For A Tie Against ODU
HATTIESBURG, Miss.: Jennyfer Caracheo's goal in the 51st minute gave the Golden Eagles a needed point in conference play on Friday night after a 1-1 tie.
The Golden Eagles held a majority of the possession early and took the first shot of the game in the 5th minute. Golden Eagles continued to move the ball around the Monarch's defense with build ups from the defense but couldn't find the net. Kaitlin Fayard's shot attempt outside the box zipped just over the crossbar in the 15th minute. Just five minutes later, Natalie Johnson scored a ripper off a half-volley to give Old Dominion the lead.
The two sides would head into halftime with five shots each and the goalkeeper's each recording two saves.
The Golden Eagles were able to capitalize early in the second half like they've done so many times before this season with Caracheo's goal in the 51st. Fayard attacked the Monarch's defense on the left sideline and crossed the ball inside the box where Kierstin Bradley's deflection landed perfectly in the path of Caracheo. Caracheo tapped the ball in for her first ever collegiate goal.
Kelly Brahmbhatt stayed busy in the second half making three key saves to keep the Golden Eagles tied. Natalie Johnson tested the Golden Eagles with her header that hit the crossbar in the 69th. The two sides would go back and forth with opportunities to take the go-ahead goal but couldn't find the net.
The Golden Eagles played its third overtime game of the season on Friday. ODU had four shot attempts in the first overtime including a diving header that went just wide of Brahmbhatt in goal. With six minutes to go, Brahmbhatt made a huge diving save after ODU's forward took a shot inside the box. Brahmbhatt ended the night with seven saves.
The Golden Eagles host Charlotte on Sunday at 12 p.m. for Senior Day. The Golden Eagles will honor 10 seniors for their dedication to the program.Sunday's game is the last home game of the season for Southern Miss.