CONWAY, S.C. - After enduring a 22 hour delay due to Hurricane Irene, Georgia Southern Women's Soccer played Coastal Carolina to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at the Coastal Carolina Soccer Stadium. Courtney Collins recorded her first goal of the season early in the second half, but a Coastal Carolina goal in the final minute of regulation forced overtime.
In the 57th minute, Courtney Collins (Mason, Ohio) gave the Eagles (0-2-1) their first lead of the season with an unassisted goal. The junior gathered a rebounded shot inside the box and ripped a shot to the right post for the goal.
The Eagles were attack-minded in the match, outshooting the Chanticleers (0-2-1) 13-9. Georgia Southern was caught offsides four times on the day pushing towards goal.
Coastal Carolina laid siege on the Georgia Southern goal in the waning minutes, earning a pair of corner kicks after the 85th minute. Alyssa Clark, however, scored the equalizer with just 24 seconds remaining in the match. Clark's shot was saved by Eagle goalkeeper Katie Merson (Albuquerque, N.M.), but a loose rebound allowed the Chanticleer attacker to score.
Georgia Southern recorded two shots in the first overtime period, but could not register a shot in the final ten minutes to settle for the 1-1 draw. Junior midfielder Christine Watts (Duluth, Ga.) had five shots while Sara Oland (Evans, Ga.) logged four shots on the day.
Georgia Southern travels this weekend for a match at South Carolina State on Friday night. The tilt between the Bulldogs and Eagles starts at 5:30 p.m.Fans can follow their Eagles at GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com or receive short updates at facebook.com/GSAthletics, twitter.com/GSAthletics or on Google+ at gplus.to/GSAthletics.