Brewton-Parker College senior Lisa Cozzarin (10, blue) works her way through three Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University defenders while Lady Baron teammates Brandi Culpepper (second from right) and Megan Smith work their way into position during first-half action of Brewton-Parker's 3-2 double-overtime victory Friday over the visiting Lady Lions. Cozzarin scored the Lady Barons' first goal on a first-half penalty kick.
(BPC Photo by Charles Conkin)
9/13/2002 Brewton-Parker College freshman Sheena Lehman's second-overtime goal in a downpour lifted the Lady Barons to a 3-2 victory Friday over Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University for Brewton-Parker's first win of the season.
The Lady Barons' victory, their first under coach Jeremy Aven, came after Freed-Hardeman scored two goals in the final 12 minutes of regulation to force overtime.
However, as the extra time began, so did the rains that were threatening all game.
Then, four minutes into the second OT, Lehman crossed in front of the goal from the left wing and ended the match with a shot in the middle of the goal to extinguish the Lady Lions' comeback bid.
The game-winner was Lehman's second goal of the contest. The Concord, Ga., product had scored off a breakaway from freshman defender Kelly Phillips of Uvalda, Ga., early in the second half for a 2-0 Lady Barons lead.
Aven credited Lehman's productivity to her move to the middle from sweeper, where sophomore Megan Smith moved from the defensive midfield.
"That gave us more ability to attack," Aven said. "We had a lot more opportunities to score today."
Lisa Cozzarin, a senior from Guelph, Ontario, scored the match's first goal and Brewton-Parker's first of the season on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute.
"We did a much better job in the second half of marking, which we have been working on the last three games," Aven said. "But late in the game, we were pushing forward way too much."
Freed-Hardeman (0-2-1) took advantage by scoring on Liz Thompson's goal in the 78th minute and Leslie Tiensvold's shot four minutes later to knot the score at 2-all.
Brewton-Parker (1-5) overcame a slight 16-14 deficit in total shots taken, with freshman goalkeeper Michelle McRaven of Canton, Ga., making nine saves for the Lady Barons.
Brewton-Parker returns to action Saturday at 2 p.m. against Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference foe Auburn University-Montgomery. The Lady Barons then travel to Rome, Ga., to face Shorter College in a 7 p.m. GACC contest.