BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Milligan (Tenn.) scored three goals in the second half, storming back from a 1-0 halftime deficit to knock off the Union College women's soccer team, 3-1, on Saturday in Appalachian Athletic Conference action at Burch/Nau Field.
With the loss, Union fell to 1-7 overall, 1-3 in the AAC, while Milligan improved to 3-5-1, 2-2 in the AAC with the victory.
In the first half, Union was the aggressor, and cracked the scoreboard with a goal in the 20th minute, as Helen Weber scored. Weber played the ball in the box after Sara Valenzuela launched a free kick near the net that was deflected by Milligan's goalie, then fired a shot into the right corner of the net to give the Lady Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
The score remained that way into the intermission, but in the second half, it was a different story.
After Milligan just missed on a few opportunities throughout the half, the Buffaloes finally got a shot past Union goalie Kendall Ellington in the 66th minute, as Keri Harrison scored, tying the game at 1-1.
Milligan then took the lead the 82nd minute, as Christine Hardin scored to give the visitors a 2-1 lead. The Buffaloes proceeded to put the match away two minutes later, as a Union defender knocked a Milligan shot into the net for an own goal, giving the Buffaloes the two-score lead.
The two-goal deficit was too much for Union to come back from over the final five minutes, as Milligan shocked the Lady Bulldogs with three second half goals to take the AAC victory.
Overall, Union out shot Milligan in the match 17-14, while the Buffaloes held a 5-3 edge on corner kicks.
The Lady Bulldogs look to bounce back on Wednesday, traveling to Virginia Intermont for another AAC contest. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.
|Milligan (Tenn.) (3-5-1, 2-2 AAC)||0||3||3|
|Union (Ky.) (1-7, 1-3 AAC)||1||0||1|
|1||20:51||Helen Weber (Union (Ky.))|
|2||66:27||Keri Harrison (Milligan (Tenn.))|
|2||82:36||Christine Hardin (Milligan (Tenn.))|
|2||84:25||TEAM (Milligan (Tenn.))|
|Milligan (Tenn.)||Indv. Leaders||Union (Ky.)|
|2 Players (#17,#19) - 1||Goals||#21 Helen Weber - 1|
|2 Players (#05,#19) - 1||Assists||#22 Sara Valenzuela - 1|
|#05 Rebecca Buchanan - 4||Shots||#11 Aline Dalmedico - 7|
|#0 Lauren McInturff - 5||Saves||#1 Kendall Ellington - 3|
|Milligan (Tenn.)||Team Statistics||Union (Ky.)|
|14 (6)||Shots (on goal)||17 (6)|