The Oglethorpe women's soccer team suffered a tough loss Tuesday afternoon in Greenville, South Carolina, as the homestanding Bob Jones Bruins scored with 33 seconds remaining in golden-goal extra time to snag a 3-2 victory over the Stormy Petrels. The loss dropped the team to 3-4 on the season.
Bob Jones took an early 1-0 lead with a goal in the 13th minute, but Oglethorpe responded with an equalizer from freshman midfielder Grace Henderson in the 34th minute and the game went to the halftime break tied, 1-1.
In the second half, the Petrels took a lead in the early-going when junior forward Kayla Trice put one in the back of the net in the 53rd minute to make it 2-1. However, Bob Jones put a lot of pressure on the Oglethorpe goal, outshooting them 12-7 over the period. The pressure paid off for the Bruins, as they tied the game in the 65th minute. From there, both teams went scoreless over the final 25 minutes of regulation, forcing extra time.
Over the two extra time periods, Bob Jones outshot Oglethorpe 8-1, but it looked as though the Petrels would be able to escape with a draw. That wasn't to be, however, as the home side tallied a game-winning goal in the final 40 seconds.
For the game, the Bruins tallied 25 shots to Oglethorpe's 13, including a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal. Bob Jones took four corner kicks to the Petrels' one. Oglethorpe goalkeepers made nine saves for the contest.
The Petrels will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Danville, Kentucky, to take on No. 20 Centre at 12:30 p.m.