RALEIGH, N.C. – Freshman Jasa Curry (Ellicott City, MD) of the Shaw University women's soccer team scored her sixth goal of her collegiate career and second on the day to help life the Lady Bears to a 3-2 victory over Coker College in its first ever home contest Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, Shaw is now 4-0-0 on the year while the Cobras are 1-3-0 on the season.
Curry struck the game's first goal at the 31st minute as she got a long lead pass from senior Teffie-Ann Browne (Kingston, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines) that led Curry going one-on-one with her defender for a score near the post. At the 54th minute, Curry would score again – this time from the left side to far post to put the Lady Bears ahead 2-0 at halftime.
Coker responded in the second half when Sturla Gaby's shot from the outside box got deflected but a miscue by Shaw's goalkeeper left the inside post wide open as the Cobras scored. At the 77th mark, Meredith Kennedy tied the game at 2-2 that put that game at 2-all.
No one was able to score again in regulation, forcing the overtime period. With just 35 seconds left, Curry took her defender one-on-one for the game winning score.
Shaw tallied 15 shots and seven on goal led by Curry who recorded five shots and four on goal. Junior Caylie Hartman (Commerce City, CO) finished with six saves in 99:25.
The Lady Bears will return to action Sunday, Sept. 30 with a home match against Cincinnati Clermont. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. at the MAC.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw women's soccer and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit www.shawbears.com.