Freshman Ashley Webb scored the game-winner to give the 49ers a 2-1 overtime victory at Auburn.
(Photo by John Fajardo)
Sept. 15, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. - In the 49ers' first overtime game of the year, freshman Ashley Webb scored the golden goal in the 92nd minute to lift the Long Beach State women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Auburn on Sunday.
With just 1:03 gone by in the first extra period, Webb capitalized on a deflection inside the box as she collected the ball and converted from about seven yards out. It was Webb's first career goal.
LBSU totaled nine shots, including four on frame. Maes led the way with three attempts, while Rangel and senior Kristyn Benavidez each had two.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kaci McCain picked up her fourth win with a season-high tying five saves.
In the first half, Long Beach State (4-3-0) held a slight 4-to-3 advantage in shots, with two of them coming from Maes. Benavidez also had a good look at the 9:29 mark, but her attempt went just wide. The 49ers were in control early with three of their shots coming in the first 10 minutes, while Auburn put the pressure on late in the period with two shots in the final four minutes.
This was the fifth time in LBSU's seven games that it entered the break locked in a scoreless tie.
Things started to pick up offensively for both teams in the second half. The Tigers struck first at the 49:09 mark, but Long Beach State countered nearly seven minutes later when Maes delivered the game-tying goal from the center of the box off an assist from Rangel. Despite ample opportunities on both ends, the score would remain knotted at 1-1 for the remainder of regulation.
With their overtime goal, the 49ers snapped Auburn's three-game winning streak. The Tigers (3-3-1) finished the afternoon with 12 shots and were paced by Casie Ramsier, who scored one goal on two attempts.
Long Beach State continues its tough non-conference slate on Saturday, Sept. 21, when it welcomes sixth-ranked BYU to George Allen Field for a 7 p.m. contest.
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