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Pioneers play to 2-2 draw at Young Harris

Meade scores equalizer with 10 minutes remaining

Box Score

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. --- Tusculum College and Young Harris College played to a 2-2 tie in a non-conference women's soccer match Thursday afternoon.

Michelle Meade scored the tying goal with exactly 10 minutes remaining in the second half as the Pioneers (8-4-1) fought back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to earn the draw with the Mountain Lions (8-3-1).

Tramicka James also scored for Tusculum, which outshot Young Harris by a 20-17 margin including 11-10 during a second half delayed 43 minutes by lightning with 24 minutes to play.

The Mountain Lions took a 1-0 lead just 3:56 into the first half as Mika Lopes scored her fifth goal of the season. Young Harris carried the one-goal edge into the second half, but James tallied her team-high 11th goal of the year just 2:18 into the half, assisted by Claire Duncan.

Young Harris regained the lead at 2-1 at 62:41 as Rachel Wilkes fired home the rebound of a shot off the post by Haley Holderfield, but Meade's fourth goal of the year was the equalizer at 80:00.

James had the lone shot for the Pioneers in the first overtime period, while Holderfield put a shot on net midway through the 10-minute frame. Lopes and Holderfield had shots in the second extra stanza for the Mountain Lions, while Colleen Moloney accounted for the Pioneers' only attempt at goal over the final 10 minutes.

Marissa Williams accumulated six saves over 110 minutes for the Pioneers, while former Tusculum goalkeeper Kelsey Cunningham registered nine stops for the Mountain Lions.

Tusculum will play its third straight road contest on Saturday with a South Atlantic Conference match at Anderson beginning at 1 p.m.

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