COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (gomocs.com) --- For the third straight game, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team forced overtime Sunday afternoon at Tucker Stadium and scored its first tie of the season. The Mocs matched Tennessee Tech 1-1 through double overtime to improve to 2-6-1 overall while the Golden Eagles moved to 2-4-3 on the year.
Chattanooga sophomore Amanda Ortiz (Arlington, Tenn.) headed in classmate McKenzie Gregg’s (Newport, Tenn.) corner kick at the 64:39 mark of the game to tie it up 1-1. That score would stand and the Mocs would head to overtime for the third straight game and fourth of the year.
Tennessee Tech scored a goal off a corner kick in the 21st minute to get out front early. However, the Mocs held TTU scoreless over the final 89:03 to remain unbeaten over its last two games.
Both teams were active on offense with 17 shots each. The Mocs had six shots on goal with one goal while Tennessee Tech had seven shots on goal with one goal. Chattanooga keeper Katie Emig (Knoxville, Tenn.) recorded five saves on the day and the team had one blocked shot.
The Golden Eagles outshot UTC 9-2 in the first half, recording all six shots on goal in the period. The second half saw the Mocs outshoot Tennessee Tech 11-4 and had four shots on goal in the frame. UTC had seven corner kicks compared to TTU’s five and did not commit a single offside offense while the Eagles had two.
Chattanooga is 1-2-1 in overtime matches this season and 1-1-1 over the last three games, all in overtime.
UTC will return home for two of its final four home matches next weekend opening play Friday night against Wofford at Finley Stadium. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Live stats and streaming video will be available at GoMocs.com.