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Header Gives Wildcat Women’s Soccer Overtime Win

by | Aug 21, 2018 | Sports

Junior Alexa Pheng heads the ball past the crowd of players following an overtime corner shot from teammate Perry Zollicoffer. The header gave the Wildcats a 3-2 overtime win over Upstate South Carolina.


DAVIDSON, N.C.Junior Alexis Pheng’s first collegiate goal was a memorable one as she scored the game-winning goal to give Davidson a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory Monday night against USC Upstate inside Alumni Stadium in women’s soccer.

The Wildcats evened their record to 1-1 and claimed the first victory in the series against the Spartans (1-1).

Senior Perry Zollicoffer’s precisely placed corner kicks were credited with assists on 2 out of 3 of the Wildcats’ goals in their overtime win vs. Upstate South Carolina.

Quick Hits About and From the Game:
•This was the first meeting all-time between both school’s women’s soccer programs.
•Davidson was opening its season with back-to-back home games for the eighth consecutive year after playing last Friday against Coastal Carolina to start the season.
•The program is beginning its 30th year of women’s soccer and has 249 wins all-time.
•Pheng scored her first collegiate goal and ended the game with a header off a corner kick in the 95th minute.
•Davidson saw its 2-0 lead erased late in the second half as the Spartans scored goals in the 74th and 79th minutes.
•The second goal came off a penalty kick.
•The Wildcats scored the first two goals in the first half to take a 2-0 lead at the break.
•The first-half goals came from Cameron France, her third career goal, in the 26th minute and then a strike off the foot of Natalie Connell in the 41st minute.
•The senior Connell’s goal was the first of her career, as she scored when the keeper punched the ball out right to her near the box.
•All three Wildcat goals came off corner kicks.
•Senior Perry Zollicoffer earned two assists on the night, giving her five for her career and tying her career best in a season.
•Davidson finished with a 12-9 edge on shots and had five corner kicks.
•Freshman Goalkeeper Mary Grace Bunch picked up her first career win between the pipes with three saves.

Davidson hits the road for the first time this year, playing at Gardner-Webb Friday, Aug. 24, for a 7 p.m. game.

Scoring Summary
25:30    DAV      Cameron France (1) (Perry Zollicoffer)
40:09    DAV      Natalie Connell (1) (unassisted)
73:19    USCU   Isabella Burns (Abbie Ellis)
78:14    USCU   Abbie Ellis (penalty kick)
94:45    DAV      Alexis Pheng (Perry Zollicoffer)

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