posted on September 18, 2009 15:11
MONTGOMERY—Alexandra Tomasdottir’s goal with 64 seconds left, gave Auburn University at Montgomery a thrilling 2-1 win over the University of Mobile in women’s soccer action.
It was a match that saw the Lady Senators dominate the first half and the first five minutes of the second half, outshooting the visitors 13-3, but was unable to get a shot past Mobile goalkeeper Anna Maddox.
AUM finally broke through in the 50th minute, albeit, with some help from Mobile. AUM’s Margaret Albertsdottir directed a kick into the box which UM’s Louise Arseneault tried to clear. Unfortunately, Arseneault’s clear went right into the AUM goal for an own goal and gave AUM a 1-0 lead.
After that goal, the Lady Rams began to apply the offensive pressure to the Lady Senators defense, keeping the ball for most of the next 30 minutes.
In the 82nd minute, UM’s Terri McCreadie evened the score at one when she took a pass from Missy Stovall in front of the goal and put the ball in the back of the net.
After the score, the action picked over the final eight minutes as both teams tried to get in position for the go-ahead goal.
Finally, Tomasdottir received a pass from Amber Elam from thirty yards out. She was unmarked and was able to knock her shot in the top right hand corner of the net just passed the arms of Maddox. It was Tomasdottir’s first goal of her career and it came in her first match.
AUM finished the game with 16 shots compared to eight for Mobile, with eight of AUM’s shots coming on goal. Maddox kept UM close picking up seven saves. Daisy Burnfield picked up five saves in the win for AUM.
Mobile (3-3-1) will host the University of Mobile Classic Sept. 25-26. The Lady Rams will face Oklahoma City Friday at 7 pm.
Story Courtesy Of AUM Sports Information