Western Carolina traveled to Charleston Sunday to top the Lady Cougars (2-4-1, 2-2) 1-0 in overtime. This victory came after the Lady Cats fell to Georgia Southern 1-0 and topped The Citadel 8-2.
Sunday, WCU (7-3, 2-1) dominated the College of Charleston, outshooting them 34-12. Both goalkeepers played perfectly through regulation, however, as the two squads were tied at zero when the second half expired.
In the 12th minute of overtime, the 102nd of the game, the Lady Catamounts finally ended the contest. Sophomore forward Lauren Bramlett beat Lady Cougar keeper Callie Baxter to the far post with an assist from junior midfielder Kelly Barker.
The shot was Bramlett’s fourth goal of the season and eighth shot of the game, matching her with sophomore midfielder Jordan Howell for the team lead. Sophomore forward Felicia Wilson added six shots and junior keeper Mandi Tinsley stopped all five C of C shots of goal for the shutout.
Last Friday, the Lady Catamounts were defeated by Georgia Southern 1-0 for their first conference loss of the season.
Lady Eagle Daty Znosko scored in the ninth minute, assisted by Jackie Kinsey, for the only score of the contest. Tinsley made six saves to keep GSU to only one goal.
Earlier in the week, Western kicked off its Southern Conference season with a dominating 8-2 victory over the Citadel. Three different players scored multiple goals for the Lady Cats who, as a team, outshot the Lady Bulldogs 48-5.
Bramlett and Howell each finished the game with two goals and two assists to lead WCU. Howell raised her team-leading goal total to eight. Forward Morgan Foresman added two goals and an assist.
Junior Midfielder Nardia Moore pitched in a goal and an assist while freshman defender Tami Pissot scored the final Lady Cat goal.
Western will return home for a four-game home stand beginning tomorrow against SoCon foe Chattanooga at 4:00. Saturday, they will host a non-conference match against South Carolina State at 1:00.