|October 20, 2019||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|CU-W||31:00||Sarah Haddock (Marie Bathe )|
|UC||47:58||Lorca, Alba (Randez, Sara )|
|UC||90:22||Lopez, Naira (Navajas, Laura )|
|Stats at a Glance||UC||CU-W|
|Shots (on Goal)||19 (10)||13 (5)|
LEBANON, Tenn,- Quick score in overtime, allows the Patriots to surpass the Phoenix.
Sarah Haddock scored a single goal and Marie Bathe had one assist for the Phoenix. Alba Lorca and Naira Lopez both recorded a goal, as Sara Randez and Laura Navajas both had an assist for the Patriots.
The Patriots (10-1-1, 5-0-0) outshot the Phoenix (11-4-1, 4-2-0) 19-13 with ten being on goal to the Phoenix five on goal. Michaela Hawthorn had seven saves for the Phoenix, while Nicole Panis had four saves for the Patriots.
In the first half both the Phoenix and the Patriots contested nine shots with the Phoenix having three on goal and the Patriots having four on goal. Haddock was able to help the Phoenix take the lead in the 31st minute by squeezing a shot past the Patriots keeper off a corner kick by Bathe to put the Phoenix ahead of the Patriots 1-0. Both defenses continued to be physical, especially a diving save by Hawthorn, which resulted as the score to remain 1-0 Phoenix lead, at the end of the first.
The second half started off fast for the Patriots as Lorca scored off an assist by Randez in the 47th minute to tie the game 1-1. Throughout the half both teams continued to contest shots, especially in the 62nd minute, Bathe attempted a shot towards the keeper but was deflected, allowing Carla Hager to attempt another shot for the Phoenix but was saved by the Patriots keeper as Panis dove for the save for the Patriots. With no shots being able to connect for a goal, the remaining time expired in regulation, resulting in overtime play with a score of 1-1.
In the first minute of overtime play, the Patriots were able to find an opening in the Phoenix defense to allow Lopez to score off an assist by Navajas, resulting in the Patriots win over the Phoenix, 2-1.
The Phoenix will be back on the road to face against Life University on Sunday, October 20th at 1 p.m.