Overtime Victory Gives Hughes 100th Career Win
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The University of Montevallo women's soccer team (5-10) used a goal in the seventh minute of the overtime period to give head coach Patricia Hughes her 100th career victory. Coach Hughes has been at the helm of the UM women's soccer team since 2001 and captured 92 of her 100 victories at Montevallo. UM defeated visiting University of West Georgia (4-9-1) 2-1 in overtime on a goal from sophomore Christine Prince (Ajax, Ontario/Pickering) at the 96:39 mark.
UM out-shot the Wolves 17-9 and had an 8-7 advantage in shots on goal.
UM struck first in the 20th minute as freshman Octavia Saunders (Westward Ho, England/Filton College) fed freshman Olivia McKenzie (Harvest, Ala./Sparkman) near the midway line of the field. McKenzie let a shot rip from 45 yards out which fell over the finger tips of the UWG goalie to give UM a 1-0 lead.
The score would remain 1-0 for 62 minutes but with less then nine minutes to play in the match Carl Powell took advantage of a counter attack and beat the UM keeper to tie the game at one.
The Falcons headed into overtime looking for the win and it took just 6:39 into the first overtime period for Prince to find the back of the net. Freshman Aimee Godfrey (Dundee, Scotland/Craigie) fed the ball to Prince in the box and Prince did the rest as she battled off a UWG defender and kicked the ball past the keeper for the 2-1 victory.
Sophomore Kaitlin Thomas (Calgary, Alberta/Foothills Composite) took home the victory in goal as she made five saves and allowed just one goal.
The Falcons will return to action Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1:00 p.m. as they host Peach Belt Conference foe UNC Pembroke. The match will mark Senior Day as well as Think Pink as the Falcons battle Breast Cancer while honoring their three seniors.