MIAMI — A goal with 34 seconds remaining gave Seminole State College a 1-0 double-overtime victory over Northeastern A&M Thursday, Oct. 11, at Red Robertson Field.
This was the second double-overtime match for the Lady Norse, who battled Murray State to a 0-0 tie in 110 minutes.
It also was the sixth one-goal loss for NEO.
With a minute left in the second 10-minute overtime, the Lady Norse took a corner kick and came up short.
“They were all in with only one defender left back trying their hardest to score the golden goal,” Lady Norse coach Lisa Bell said. “Unfortunately for the Norse, the ball bobbled back out and Seminole was on the run two against one with an NEO defender who just wasn't able to hold them off.”
Sophomore forward Alexis Davis got the game winner for the Belles (12-1-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference) at 109:26 with an assist from sophomore forward Yolanda Oke.
The loss dropped Northeastern A&M to 5-8-1 overall and 3-6-1 in the OCAC.
“I’m very proud of the girls and the effort they put into the game today,” Bell said. “Ultimately they lost the game going for a ‘W,’ not a tie. I can’t hardly fault them for that. “It’s never fun or easy to lose a game especially when you’ve played so long and hard to win it. It was a great game all around for the girls."
Lady Norse goalie Payton Thompson had 14 saves in the game.
“It was a heartbreaker for sure,” Bell said. “We have to keep our heads up. We still have two more games to play this season.”
The Lady Norse host Redlands at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct 14 at Red Robertson Field.