Women's Soccer Completes Comeback, Bests Hawks in Double Overtime

Photo by: Steven Eckhoff
Photo by: Steven Eckhoff

ROME, Ga. — After falling behind 2-0 at halftime, the Berry women's soccer team came back to defeat the Huntingdon College Hawks 3-2 in a double-overtime matchup on Wednesday night. 

Berry improved to 4-1-0 on the year, courtesy of a game-winner in the 106th minute form Karsen Brantley. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Both teams took a while in the opening period to find their footing, but the Hawks broke through in the 31st minute off a goal from Erin Cembrale. Huntingdon scored again in the 44th minute to hold a 2-0 advantage. 
  • Berry earned just two shots in the first half
  • The Vikings defense and midfield play was solid out of the break, holding the Hawks to just a single shot in the final 60:00 minutes. 
  • Vanessa Belanger scored in the 73rd minute off a penalty kick to cut the deficit in half. 
  • Kirbi Mathews then scored in the 89th minute off a pass from Vanessa Belanger to even the score and force overtime. 
  • Brantley found the back of the net on a beautiful looping ball off a pass from Belanger to secure the win in the 106th minute. 

UP NEXT:

The Vikings begin a stretch of four straight away games Saturday at Agnes Scott.