Women's Soccer Falls in Overtime at Bluefield, 2-1

Photo by Justo Photography
Photo by Justo Photography

Written by Chris Pendleton

BLUEFIELD, W.Va.—Despite outshooting Bluefield College 15-7 on Tuesday, including a 7-4 advantage for shots on goal, the Southern Virginia University women's soccer team fell to the Rams in overtime 2-1.

Southern Virginia (4-10) has now dropped 7-of-9 dating back to Sept. 19 while Bluefield (2-12-1) collected its second consecutive win after opening the 2011 season with 12 consecutive losses.

Senior defender Michelle Riddle (Midvale, Utah) scored her first goal of the season in the 62nd minute evening the game at one goal apiece after Bluefield had taken a 1-0 lead just under four minutes before the half. 

Southern Virginia was unable to score again, however, as Bluefield netted the game-winning goal 5:36 into the first overtime period handing the Knights their first overtime loss of the season.

Women's soccer plays again Saturday, Oct. 22 at NCAA Division III Greensboro College (9-4-1) at 3 p.m. Visit geensborocollegesports.com to watch video or follow live stats of Saturday's match with The Pride.