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NO. 7 COLUMBUS STATE RALLIES TO BEAT WOMEN'S SOCCER IN EXTRA TIME

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COLUMBUS, Ga. --- The No. 7 Columbus State University womenís soccer team overcame a 1-0 first-half deficit to defeat Tusculum College 2-1 in extra time on Sunday afternoon in the final match of the Cougar Invitational.

Tusculum opened the scoring midway through the 36th minute when freshman Kourtney Kavic (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) found the back of the net off a pass from sophomore Patience Leonard (Greeneville, Tenn.) to put TC up 1-0 heading into the interval. The strike was Kavicís first collegiate goal.

The Pioneers held the advantage until midway through the second half when Columbus Stateís Emily Husted took a pass from Melinda Bush and slotted it past the TC keeper for the 66th minute equalizer. Columbus State then notched the match-winner 47 seconds into the second period of extra time, launching a quick counter attack with a long ball from Laurel McKenzie to a streaking Gina Goforth. Goforth then beat the keeper on the breakaway and found the back of the net to notch the 2-1 extra time victory for the Cougars.

Columbus State outshot the Pioneers 15-10 in the match, including an 8-4 edge in the second half. Rachael Jennings (Asheville, N.C.) made five saves for the Pioneers, while Kelly Nimmo stopped five attempts on goal for the Cougars to earn the win.

Tusculum returns to the pitch on Friday when the Pioneers travel to Milledgeville, Ga. to take on Southern New Hampshire University as part of the First Little Feet Invitational. The match is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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