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Bearcats battle to overtime with No. 15 Columbus State, fall 2-1

Bearcats battle to overtime with No. 15 Columbus State, fall 2-1

GREENWOOD – The Lander women's soccer team fell to No. 15 Columbus State in a 2-1 overtime decision on Saturday afternoon at Van Taylor Stadium. 

The Cougars (6-1, 3-1 PBC) took an early lead on a goal from Olivia Jarrell, but the Bearcats (5-3, 2-2 PBC) pulled even on Hannah Martin's team-leading fifth goal of the season at the 74:15 mark of the second half.  

Lander held Columbus State off the board for the final 15 minutes to force overtime. The extra period marked just the second time in 16 meetings that the Bearcats and Cougars had gone to overtime and the first time since 2004. 

With just over five minutes remaining in the first overtime, Jerrell headed in a free kick from Kimmy May to allow the Cougars to escape with the win. 

Sarah Owen recorded five saves in the loss. 

Lander returns to action on Wednesday, Oct. 4, as the Bearcats travel to North Georgia for a 5:00 p.m. match with the Nighthawks.