Women's Soccer Knocks Off League Leader With 6-5 Overtime Victory

Women's Soccer Knocks Off League Leader With 6-5 Overtime Victory

Photo By: Duncan Slade

COLUMBIA, Md. – The Frederick Community College women's soccer team came from behind to defeat the MD JUCO Conference league leader Howard Community College, with a thrilling 6-5 overtime victory on Tuesday afternoon.

KEY MOMENTS

  • Wow! What a big time win for first year FCC Head Coach Joe Walker and the FCC women's soccer team. Not sure where to start with the highlights!
  • FCC fell behind early 1-0 on the game's first goal by HCC Nikki Viera.
  • The Cougars would score three consecutive goals by Lindsey Brant, Madison Sorrell and Alicia Coats.
  • The Dragons would score a late goal just before the break to make it a 3-2 contest heading into the half.
  • HCC came out on fire in the second half as they would take a 4-3 lead at the 53:33 mark in the second half.
  • Brant would knot the contest up at 4-4 in the 63rd minute with a goal. Credit Sorrell with the assist.
  • Vieira remained on fire for the Dragons as she scored the go-ahead goal (5-4) at the 71 minute mark.
  • In the waning minutes of the contest, Sorrell would score the game-tying goal just before the game expired in regulation.
  • FCC netted the game-winner just six minutes into overtime off the foot of Brant to secure the victory for the Cougars. 

NOTABLES

  • FCC improves to 3-3 on the year with a 2-2 MD JUCO mark. Howard Community College falls to 7-7 with a 5-2 conference record.
  • Brant has now scored 11 goals on the year, with six of those coming in the last two games.
  • Sorrell continues to shine on the field. She scored two goals in the victory today and has found the back of the net three times in the last two games. She has a total of six assists on the year.
  • Total props to Nikki Vieira of HCC. She scored three goals and turned in a stellar performance in the loss.
  • Hannah Smith was in a giving mood today for FCC in the victory. She dished out two assists and played a major role in the victory tallying 90 minutes!

QUOTABLE
"Excited to get the win today and very proud of out total team effort! At halftime, we talked about sticking together and fighting for each other one play at a time. We told ourselves, if we did the little things for each other on the field, at the end of the game, they would add up in our favor. Proud to say we did! Hope to see the girls build off this win and carry the momentum into the home game on Friday. A lot of credit to Howard Dragons and their coaching staff. - FCC Head Coach, Joe Walker.

UP NEXT
FCC will return to the pitch on Friday afternoon as they play host to the Hawks from College of Southern Maryland. The ball will drop at 1:00 P.M.