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Union women’s soccer drops overtime match at Bethel 2-1

Amber Lovelady

McKENZIE, Tenn. - 10/27/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University women’s soccer team fell 2-1 in overtime at Bethel (Tenn.) University. Union dropped to 7-6-2 on the season and 1-3-1 in the TranSouth. Bethel improved to 3-11 overall and 2-3 in league play.

This marked the fifth overtime match in their 15 contests on the season. Union is 1-2-2 in those five matches.

Bethel scored first with a goal from Beslyan Langeigne in the second minute of play. But Union quickly answered just 10 minutes later on a goal from Amber Lovelady to tie the match.

The defenses took over from that point as neither team scored for the remainder of regulation. As the first overtime was coming to a close and a second overtime seemed certain, Bethel’s Tori Barraco scored with 10 seconds left to give her Wildcats the win. Rachel Rathbone and Kelly-Jade Whelan each recorded assists in the match for Bethel.

Union out-shot Bethel 7-3 in the first half, but was dominated in shots for the remainder of the match. Including the second half and overtime, Bethel led in shots 8-2. Bethel held the shots advantage 11-9 in the match, but it was Union leading shots on goal 6-3.

Union goalie Emily Warren allowed two goals and recorded one save in 100 minutes in the net. Bethel’s Jessica Coates had five saves and allowed the lone goal in her 100 minutes in net.

Up next for Union will be the final regular season match of the year on Friday, Oct. 29 at Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) at 5:00 p.m.


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