CENTRAL, S.C. -- A last minute goal in double overtime by junior Alison Rugel helped the Lady Canes secure a 3-2 victory over the Knights of Southern Wesleyan at Childs Field.
The Lady Canes (1-1) opened up quick, as Ella Hawkins scored their first goal of the season for GSW in the eighth minute, giving the Lady Canes an early 1-0 lead. In the 34th minute, the Knights pushed back as Ashley Romanowski put her team on the board to tie the game, 1-1. GSW quickly regained momentum, as Michelle Gustavsen scored for the Lady Canes four minutes later in the 38th minute to end the first period up, 2-1. In the second period, Southern Wesleyan (1-2) managed to tie the game again with a score from Joy Namyst in the 69th minute.
In the second overtime, after multiple saves by both goalies, Rugel snuck in a goal in the 109th minute to give the Lady Canes their first victory in 16 games.
GSW out performed Southern Wesleyan in every category tonight, having more shots (26-15) and more shots on goal (15-6) than their opposition. All three goals by GSW were team firsts and unassisted goals.
UP NEXT: The Lady Canes travels to Mobile, Ala. on Sunday, Sept. 9 to take on Spring Hill College for a 3:30 start. They return home on Wednesday, Sept. 12 for their first home match of the season.