Carrollton, Ga. – October 2, 2005 – It wasn’t the best ending to the weekend for West Georgia as the Braves’ six-game winning streak came to an end Sunday afternoon in a 3-3 tie with Central Arkansas.
The Braves started out looking solid, as Brittany Carr scored the game’s first goal in the 14th minute on a cross from Laura Walls. Walls crossed the ball in front of the net and Carr headed the ball off of Central keeper Heather Joye for a 1-0 UWG lead.
Goals come in pairs many times in soccer, and this afternoon would be no different, as the Braves struck again less than three minutes later. Carr lofted a beautiful cross up into the goal mouth and Sara Sohlberg finished the rest, heading the ball past Joye for a 2-0 advantage.
In the 23rd minute, the Lady Bears’ Katie Tamanaha took a direct free kick, knocking the ball off the hands of a jumping Lauren Camp to pull UCA to within one at 2-1.
The score remained 2-1 until two minutes into the second half, when Lauren King blasted the ball past Camp to tie the contest at two.
Carr struck again in the 64th minute, this time on a cross from Sohlberg. Sohlberg lofted the ball toward the goal and new keeper Madison Lowrence knocked the ball down directly onto Carr’s foot.
But with just 11 minutes remaining in the contest, Rachel Anderson scored the tying goal to send the game to overtime. Neither team could penetrate the opposing defense in the extra periods and the game ended in a tie.
The Braves are now 8-2-1 on the season and 2-0-1 in the Gulf South Conference. UCA is 5-2-1 on the year and 0-1-1 in GSC play.