Women's soccer falls in double OT
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Women's soccer falls in double OT
Morgan Shaffer scored the tying goal with less than three minutes remaining in CU's 2-1 double overtime loss against Lyon College on Sunday. (Credit Chris Brennaman)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Anja Klotzle scored on a penalty kick three minutes into the second overtime, giving Lyon College a 2-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Sunday at the CU Soccer Field.

Morgan Shaffer tied the match with less than three minutes to go in regulation for the Bulldogs (2-5-0, 0-2-0 TranSouth) on a nice feed from Helena Dimantas Farias and Rhianne Parsons. It was Shaffer’s team-leading fifth goal of the year and came less than a minute after Parsons hit the crossbar from 20 yards out. For her efforts Shaffer was named the Music City Star of the Game.

Parsons spent the first 73 minutes in goal after keeper Hanna Sparks injured her knee in practice Saturday. Parsons made two saves before giving way to Musheda Ali Haji, who also made two saves in almost 30 minutes of action in net.

The Bulldogs avoided disaster twice in the second half thanks to the crossbar, as the Scots (6-3-0, 2-1-0) nailed the woodwork twice in trying to add to their lead. Lyon’s Creeia Nuckols scored in the 36th minute on assists from Kristin Maas and Evelyn Gomez for the only score of the first half.

Cumberland plays again Monday at Lambuth University before hosting Brescia University Wednesday at 2 p.m.