Goforth's OT Goal Sends No. 12 Cougars Past Pirates, 3-2
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The No. 12-ranked Columbus State women's soccer team scored three unanswered goals, tallying the match winner six minutes into overtime to defeat host Armstrong Atlantic, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Field in Savannah.
In the 96th minute, CSU forward Gina Goforth was fouled about six yards outside of the box. Goforth took the free kick, and a deflection off of the wall beat AASU keeper Tracey Mitchell on the left side, giving the Cougars (10-2, 4-0 PBC) the victory.
Columbus State was able to net the overtime winner thanks to Stephanie Parrish, who settled a high ball in the box with her shoulder and beat Mitchell with a volley in the 84th minute for the match-tying goal, sending the game into extra time.
AASU (4-3-2, 1-1-1 PBC) started the match quickly, getting a goal in the eighth minute as Jennifer Brian's throughball found Jamie Craine in the box, who dribbled past CSU keeper Monica Sanchez and delivered the first tally of the match. The Pirates increased the first-half lead to 2-0 on Kristin Burton's seventh goal of the season, assisted by Emily Latner, and took that lead into intermission.
Columbus State got on the scoreboard in the 63rd minute as Kelsey Floyd delivered a cross to Gina Goforth, who scored to make the match, 2-1. Goforth has four goals in each of the last two matches for CSU, road wins over UNC Pembroke and AASU.
The Cougars held a slight advantage in shots, 20-18, but enjoyed an 8-3 edge in corner kicks. AASU keeper Tracey Mitchell recorded six saves, while CSU keeper Monica Sanchez notched seven saves.
The Pirates return to action on Wednesday, October 1, with a 4:00 p.m. match at Georgia Southwestern State. Columbus State next visits No. 3-ranked West Florida on Wednesday, October 1, at 6:00 p.m.