EAST RIVER —
Pip Pattison netted the game winner in the 88th minute of action, Wednesday afternoon, to earn the Bluefield College women's soccer team its home opening victory over St. Andrews University, 4-3, at the East River Soccer Complex.
The game winning play began with action on the left side of the field, where Braley Friere sent a pass to Jessica Newman out near the sideline. Newman then served the ball to the middle where a cutting Pattison completed the sequence and gave its final lead.
Bluefield took the win despite being outshot 18-14, but did post more shots on goal with a 10-8 advantage.
Kayla Richardson made five saves in net for the victors, while Jessica Griffith made six saves on the afternoon.
Bluefield faces its first Mid-South Conference contest of the year on Saturday, as they travel to face Georgetown College at 3 p.m.
St. Andrews 3, Bluefield 2
For the second time this season, the Rams dropped a hard-fought contest in overtime as the St. Andrews University Knights stole a 3-2 overtime victory at the East River Soccer Complex.
The Knights (2-3) needed a late goal to force the overtime period, with Laurin Michaelis knocking in a header from Edwin Mwangi with just 12 seconds remaining in regulation.
The visiting Knights posted 22 shots on the evening, with nine being on target. Bluefield made 15 shots in the game, but couldn't get any in the overtime period, compared to four from St. Andrews. The Rams had six shots on goal.
Both keepers logged the entire 98:53, with BC's Jefferson Watson making six saves and St. Andrews' Leandro Custodio making four saves.
Bluefield held a 10-5 advantage in corners, while both teams were whistled for 11 fouls.
The Rams will now trek to Georgetown this weekend, facing the Tigers at 5 p.m., Saturday.
It is their first Mid-South Conference game of the season.