Last Second Goal Gives UAB 2-1 Win In Season Opener

Goalkeeper Angelica Jimenez finished with 12 saves on the night.

Aug. 22, 2014

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MOBILE, Ala. – Sarah Morris scored a goal from the left side with 2.9 seconds left in the second overtime period to lead the UAB women’s soccer team (1-0) to a 2-1 defeat over South Alabama (0-1) in Mobile Friday night.

“That play was amazing,” head coach Harold Warren said of the game-winning goal. “They went down and gave up a ball and we brought it out. We were pushing them to get up and we played the ball to Gabrielle and played a through ball to Sarah who made a perfect weak side run with a couple of seconds left. It was awesome. It couldn’t have been any more perfect.”

After a scoreless first half where the Blazers more than doubled the Jaguars’ shot total and were aggressive offensively, South Alabama fought back early in the second half and put the first points on the board at the 73:47 mark. Jordan Duncan sent a pass to Charde Hannah who knocked in the Jags’ only goal of the match to give them a 1-0 advantage.

Just three minutes later UAB came back with a header from Johanna Liney on a Paige Hanks assist to tie the match back up at 1-1 on a cross from the right side.

UAB took five shots in the first overtime period as neither team scored, and after three saves by keeper Angelica Jimenez, Morris knocked in the first goal of her career on a Gabrielle Brokamp assist with 2.9 seconds left in the second overtime to give UAB the season-opening defeat.



“It was a good match,” Warren said. “We played well the first half. South Alabama is very good on the counter attack and created some opportunities. In the second half we created some opportunities and we did pretty well at keeping the ball. We’re actually a young team so we made mistakes, but we played a solid game. We fought until the end and our mentality was great and we always give 100 percent for UAB.”

The Blazers and Jaguars each took 22 shots with UAB leading the way in shots on goal with a 15-13 advantage. UAB took eight corner kicks to the Jags’ five. Goalkeeper Jimenez played the whole match in goal for the Blazers and totaled 12 saves and allowed just one ball past her reach.

UAB will return to action Aug. 29 at Davidson in North Carolina for the first two-match weekend of the season.

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