Feels Like A Loss
Written by Maryann Bishop - Owner
|Sunday, 31 May 2009
Bay Hellenic tied the Charlotte Lady Eagles on
Saturday night, after leading 2-0 at the half. The game started out
evenly with both teams having their share of scoring opportunities, but
both defenses held strong.
Hellenic had a free kick awarded in the 26th minute, with the initial
kick being cleared by the Charlotte defense right to the foot of the
Sonia Curvelo , who sent it right back in to the
Jasmine Johnson , who headed it in for the first
goal of the game. Nine minutes later, Hellenic player
Shameka Gordon was fouled in the box and a PK was
awarded. The PK was converted by
Sarah Chapman , bringing the score to 2-0 in favor
of the Hellenic. The first half stats showed that the shots were even in
the first half at seven for each team.
The first fifteen minutes of the second half played much the same as
the first half, with both teams having their fair share of the
possession. As the half wore on, Charlotte seemed to gain momentum, and
they brought the score to within one on a score by Hailey Beam.
Beam received the ball in the box and seemed to settle it with her hand
before turning and scoring, but thatís not the way the referees saw it,
so the goal counted. That was all that Charlotte needed for momentum as
they kept the Hellenic on their heels until they finally evened the
score in the 89th minute, when Lulu Quigley crossed the
ball into the box and Laura Novikoft headed in the
equalizer. The Hellenic finally picked up their pace for the final few
minutes of injury time, but it was too little too late and the game
ended up in a 2-2 tie. These same two teams meet again next Saturday
night as the Hellenic travel to Charlotte and Cary for back to back
games on the road.