Falcons top Hurricanes in double overtime

FROM STAFF REPORTS

For the second time in four matches, sophomore Christine Prince scored an overtime goal to give the University of Montevallo women’s soccer team a victory following a 2-1 win in double overtime on the road at Georgia Southwestern State University in a Peach Belt Conference match Oct. 29.

Prince scored a goal with just 1:15 left in the second overtime to close out the Falcons’ season on a high note. Montevallo’s other goal came from freshman Camilla Alderin, who scored the game-tying goal in the 18th minute of action.

The Hurricanes struck first in the contest at the 12:28 mark as Brittney Hill scored on a cross from Carolann Simpson.

Alderin responded just five minutes later as she took a long range shot that beat the Hurricanes’ keeper to tie the game at one. Despite the early goal-scoring action, neither team was able to capatilize on the momentum. The teams entered halftime with Montevallo (6-11-1 overall, 3-6-1 in Peach Belt Conference) leading in shots, 9-3.

Junior Alyssa Maxwell played the opening 45 minutes in goal for the Falcons as she made a pair of saves and allowed the lone goal. Sophomore Kaitlin Thomas took over for the second half and two overtime periods as she made just one save and took home the victory, evening out her record to 6-6 on the season.

Both teams couldn’t get going offensively in the second half as Montevallo barely outshot the Hurricanes 5-4.

The first overtime period mirrored the second half as Montevallo managed two shots while Georgia Southwestern State had none. The heroics came in the second overtime period as freshman Olivia McKenzie found Prince, who used her ability to get an open shot and give the Falcons their sixth victory of the season.

UM ended the match outshooting the Hurricanes 17-8 with a 8-4 advantage in shots on goal.