Women's Soccer Can't Overcome Early Sewanee Goal in 1-0 Loss

Women's Soccer Can't Overcome Early Sewanee Goal in 1-0 Loss

The Oglethorpe women's soccer team fell 1-0 to the visiting Sewanee Tigers Saturday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. Sewanee used a goal scored in the 21st minute of the contest and held on over the final 70 to secure the win. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 3-7 on the season overall and 0-2 in SAA play.

In the first five minutes, Oglethorpe was able to attempt two shots, but solid goalkeeping from Sewanee kept the Petrels off the board. Then in the 21st minute, Sewanee's Kiera Giacomini got in behind the defense and sophomore goalkeeper Lindsey Bolas was able to make a nice save. However, Giacomini was able to follow up her own shot after the save, scoring the opening goal to give her team a 1-0 advantage.  

It was not the start to the game the Petrels would've preferred, but there was still plenty of time to push for an equalizer. However, they were unable to muster much of an attack for the remainder of the first half, and they didn't record any shots after the Tiger goal heading into the halftime break.

That general run of play continued into the second half, as the teams combined for just six total shots over the final 45 minutes. The Petrels had perhaps their best chance at an equalizer in the final minutes, when a lofted ball over the top caused havoc in the Sewanee penalty area. However, nobody was able to make good contact with the ball and send it toward goal, and the chance went by the wayside.

The Petrels will look to get back on track on Monday, when they travel up I-985 to Demorest to take on Piedmont at 7 p.m. After that, they'll head back into SAA play, with trips to Jackson, Mississippi, on Friday evening to take on Millsaps, then to Alabama on Sunday to go against Birmingham-Southern.

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