Greeson’s Double Overtime Goal Lifts GC Women’s Soccer to 4-3 Win

Posted by Press Release on September 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

The Pride women’s soccer team (3-4, 1-1 USAS) defeated Methodist University (1-5, 0-1 USAS) 4-3 in double overtime on Sunday afternoon. Greensboro scored three second half goals to come from behind to tie the game at 3-3, before getting the game winner in double overtime.

Both teams played a scoreless first overtime, before Elizabeth Torres played a 35 yard free kick into the box that the keeper mishandled and Lauren Greeson buried the game winner in the 105th minute for a final score of 4-3.

Greensboro trailed at the half 1-0, and went down 2-0 with 32 minutes remaining in the second period. The Pride got their first goal in the 77th minute when Elizabeth Torress played a long through ball from the left side that was run onto by Melanie Raton who beat the keeper making it 2-1.

In the 81st minute, Torres played a 50 yard free kick that was misplayed by the keeper and Allison Gibson was there to tap the ball in knotting things at 2-2. Methodist regained the lead in the 84th minute at 3-2 but just momentarily. The Pride struck just 23 seconds later with a shot by Raton from 20 yards out that bounced off the keeper and Gibson capitalized tying things up at 3-3.

In the game, Greensboro held an 18-17 edge on shots on the game. Gibson led the way with two goals on seven shots. Greeson was close behind with five shots, three on goal. Torress had a match high two assists. Jessica Thatcher had a huge day in net making eight saves.

Greensboro returns to action on Sunday September 28, when N.C. Wesleyan comes to town. The kickoff will begin at 3:00 p.m.

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