In an incredibly intense double overtime game, the UTM soccer team played against sister-school UT Chattanooga at home on Friday, Sept. 1.
The Skyhawks received the first kickoff and started this game with excellent passing control, quickly making the UTC Mocs run in circles. UTC made their comeback by scoring the very first goal of the game on the very first shot. Starting goalie Makenzie Crawford answered back to UTC’s first goal with incredible saves, a total of 3 throughout the game.
Passing proved to be an obstacle for both teams as each struggled throughout the game to control first touch passes. As the game proceeded UTM began to take control of the ball. As the second half started the Skyhawks became alive with aggression and took control of the ball game.
Communication difficulties were a weakness of UTC throughout the game, as some of their players refused to listen to their goalie. UTM continuously created shots for themselves, with a total of 44 shots throughout the game. The Skyhawks would not let UTC have these same shot opportunities and only allowed the team nine shots through the entire double overtime game.
With Skyhawk pride on the line, UTM’s girls fought with their heart which resulted in two goals, both in the second half. Both goals were scored by number 16, Amy McGivern. The Skyhawks had many opportunities scored, and most shots were close calls.
The game ended after double overtime with UTM tieing the UTC 2-2.