VSU Soccer Overcomes Early Deficit to Force 2-2 Draw

| October 17, 2016



VALDOSTA – Valdosta State soccer fell behind 2-0 within the first two minutes of Sunday’s Gulf South Conference matchup against Christian Brothers, but Head Coach Rebecca Nolin‘s resilient bunch held the Lady Bucs scoreless for the next 108 minutes while scoring twice to force a 2-2 draw.

Ashton White struck first for CBU and did so quickly, giving the Lady Bucs a 1-0 lead one minute into the match. Before the Blazer defense could regroup, the Lady Bucs blasted another goal off the foot of Sinead Tierney to force Valdosta State into an unfavorable 2-0 deficit.

Valdosta State saw momentum turn in their favor, however, during the 26th minute, when Brittney Benedict delivered her first goal of the season on a distant shot that narrowed CBU’s lead to 2-1.

The Blazer defense locked down CBU from that point forward and gave the Blazer offense a chance to tie the match up at 2-2, when Riley Tennant used a pass from Morgan Haase to drive home a goal into the bottom left corner from close range during the 65th minute.

Neither of the two teams were able to break throughout the remainder of regulation, and each were held in check during both overtime periods.

The end result marked the fourth tie of the season for Valdosta State and slid the Blazers’ record to 1-9-4 overall, 1-5-3 in GSC play. The draw moved CBU to 4-9-1 overall, 4-5-1 in league action.

Valdosta State returns to the pitch on October 23rd to face North Alabama on the road in Florence, Ala. The match is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. EST start.

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