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Oct. 17, 2004

Box Score

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina women’s soccer team (6-9-2, 0-6-2 SEC) was defeated 3-2 by Mississippi State (6-7-3, 3-4-1 SEC) on a goal by Sara Moore at 91:51 in the first overtime on Sunday afternoon at Stone Stadium. Carolina held a 2-1 lead up until the 87:40 mark of the second half when the Bulldogs scored the equalizer to bring the match into overtime. Ashley Williams and Sarah Lentz each scored goals in the loss for USC.

Mississippi State would take the first lead at 15:50 on a goal by Kristin Peterson. Down the left flank, Ngum Suh knocked a cross into the box that was played on a one-timer by Peterson from eight yards out to the left corner and past USC goalkeeper Lindsay Thorstenson.

South Carolina however would rally midway into the first half with two goals in two minutes. An indirect kick by Kimmy Criss was flicked ahead in the box by Jessi Swaim and played by Sarah Lentz who knocked the goal in to tie the match at 1-1 at 26:40. The goal by Lentz was her fifth of the season with Swaim recording her team-leading sixth assist.

Williams would give Carolina a 2-1 lead at 27:25 controlling a service by Jackie Welch in the box and nailing to the far corner post and putting in her seventh goal of the year. USC would finish the first half with a 9-1 shot advantage against Mississippi State.

Betty Ann Casey would tie the match at 2-2 in the 88th minute for the Bulldogs. A shot on goal by Meghan Odom was saved by Thorstenson. On the save by Thorstenson, the shot deflected out to Casey who knocked in the rebound from five yards out to tie the match.

Moore’s goal in the first overtime was also off a rebound as Casey drove to within five yards and rifled a shot, only to be denied by Thorstenson but with Moore in the box and able to put back the rebound for the game-winning goal.

Thorstenson finished the afternoon with five saves with MSU goalkeeper Emily Meyers saving four shots for the Bulldogs.

South Carolina heads back on the road on Friday, Oct. 22 when the Gamecocks travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to face Arkansas at 8 p.m. ET. USC returns home on Sunday, Oct. 24 to face LSU at 1 p.m. at Stone Stadium.

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