Oct. 23, 2011
HATTIESBURG, Miss. --The UAB women’s soccer team took a 1-1 draw against Conference USA opponent Southern Miss into overtime, but the Blazers fell 2-1 in the 97th minute of play. Sophomore Sam Bradford tallied her first goal of the season in the 32nd minute for UAB UAB (5-11-1, 2-6-1 C-USA).
"We didn’t do what we needed to do," UAB head coach Harold Warren said. "Southern Miss was better than us on the day."
Southern Miss (4-12-3, 1-8-1) got on the board first in the 22nd minute when Tricia Tillman sprinted from the midfield and passed to Brooke Hendrix who launched the ball from inside the 18-yard box and into the back of the net.
Ten minutes later, Bradford dribbled past the Golden Eagle defense and into the right side of the goal box. She ripped the ball across her body and into the top left corner of the frame to knot the score, 1-1.
The teams battled back and forth throughout the second half, but neither team could record the game-winner.
After getting one shot off in the first overtime period, the Golden Eagles sunk the second one to give Southern Miss its first conference win of the season. Jordan Wagner found her way into the six-yard box and snuck the ball over the goal line behind UAB goalie CJ Winship.
The Blazers return to West Campus Field on Thursday, Oct. 27 when they take on league-leading Memphis on senior night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. CT.