GREENWOOD, SC – With time running down in
regulation, North Georgia's Kelsey Martin broke
a 1-1 tie, finding the back of the net with 23 seconds remaining to
give the Lady Saints a 2-1 victory over Lander University in Peach
Belt Conference action.
North Georgia wins their fifth straight game, improving to 6-1 overall on the year and a perfect 3-0 in Peach Belt Conference play, while Lander's tough schedule to open the year sends the Bearcats to 5-4 overall and 0-3 in the league.
The Lady Saints took the early lead as Lauren Schenk broke free and tallied her first goal of the season in the 9th minute to give North Georgia a 1-0 advantage.
Lander connected on the equalizer in the 65th minute as North Georgia committed a foul in the box, sending Christin Moss to take the penalty kick and the senior sent it home to knot the score at a goal apiece.
The score would be tied until the waning moments when Kelsey Martin connected on her fourth goal of the year to send North Georgia to the Peach Belt Conference victory in dramatic fashion.
Kirsten Ross tallied her first start of the year and made the most of it, recording six saves and picking up her fist victory of the season in goal.
Lander held a 13-11 advantage in shots, while the Lady Saints had eight corner kicks to seven for the Bearcats.
North Georgia will have three days off before returning to action on Wednesday evening another Peach Belt Conference contest against Clayton State. Kickoff against the Lakers is set for 5:00 p.m. at the Soccer Complex.