October 18, 2008
San Antonio – Amanda McMullan put in a rebound with one second left in the second overtime as St. Mary’s University won in dramatic fashion, 3-2, over Dallas Baptist in Heartland Conference women’s soccer action Saturday afternoon at St. Mary’s University Soccer Field.
With just 14 seconds left in the second overtime Allyson Bales took a corner kick for the Patriots. The corner was batted out of penalty area, and with the final 10-second countdown airing over the public address system, Marcey Morales (Sr., Lytle) cleared the ball to near midfield. That was where McMullan (Sr., Allen) was standing, with no defenders between her and the goal. McMullan outraced the Patriot defense into the penalty area and took a shot with three seconds left that goalkeeper Haley Corbell was able to block away. However, the ball went right back to McMullan who put it in the net with one second left, sparking a wild celebration.
The goal broke a 62-minute scoring drought for the two teams. Sarah Meierhofer tied the game with a goal in the 48th minute of the game, but the goalkeepers took over from there. Roxana Carrasco (Fr., San Antonio) made a season-high 10 saves in picking up the win for the Rattlers. Corbell was the tough-luck loser, but made five saves for the Patriots.
McMullan’s goal was her second of the game. She took a pass from Morales in the 12th minute of the game and beat Corbell to the corner to give the Rattlers a 1-0 lead. After Allyson Bales tied the game less than two minutes later Jenae Steensma (Jr., Weatherford) gave the Rattlers the lead off a pass from Michelle Ornelas (Jr., Arlington).
With the win the Rattlers have now won two straight games and are 3-10-1 overall, 2-5 in Heartland Conference play. DBU fell to 6-6, 4-3. St. Mary’s will return to action on Wednesday, October 22, when they travel to Austin to face St. Edward’s University at 4 p.m.