Columbus State senior forward Gina Goforth scored the winning goal 47 seconds into the second overtime to give the Lady Cougars a 2-1 victory Sunday over Tusculum.
CSU improved to 2-0-1; Tusculum fell to 2-2.
Laurel McKenzie set up Goforth with a booming clearing kick down the middle. Goforth outran two defenders to the loose ball and dribbled into the box, where she beat the goalkeeper one-on-one from 20 yards out with a shot into the upper-left portion of the next.
Tusculum scored the game’s first goal in the 36th minute. A flurry of action ended up with Kourtney Kavic taking a Patience Leonard cross and firing it past Kelly Nimmo inside the left post. CSU outshot the Pioneers 6-4 in the first half, but Jennings had four saves to keep the Lady Cougars off the board.
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CSU broke through with 25 minutes left in regulation time. Emily Husted took a pass from Melinda Bush and booted it home. CSU outshot the Pioneers 8-4 in the second half.
Oregon running back apologizes for punch
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount has called Boise State defensive end Byron Hout and coach Chris Petersen to apologize for the punch he threw following Thursday’s game between the two teams.
Blount and Ducks coach Chip Kelly made the conciliatory phone call on Saturday. A spokesman for Oregon confirmed it took place, but would not discuss what was said.
Blount punched Hout in the jaw following the 16th-ranked Ducks’ 19-8 loss to the 14th-ranked Broncos on Thursday night. Hout was knocked to his knees.
On Friday, Kelly suspended Blount for the rest of the season, effectively ending his career at Oregon.
No timetable for return of injured QB Bradford
OKLAHOMA CITY — With no timetable for its star quarterback’s return, No. 3 Oklahoma is looking for Plan C — or at least a revised Plan B — without Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford after BYU upset the Sooners 14-13 Saturday.
Oklahoma’s medical staff was still taking a look a treatment options for Bradford on Sunday. The injury to Bradford’s right, throwing shoulder has been called a sprained AC joint. Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter missed two games last season and played as a reserve three weeks after injuring the joint.
TRACK AND FIELD
College pole vaulter dies after missing landing pad
LA JOLLA, Calif. — A college pole vaulter has died after missing the landing pad during practice at the University of California, San Diego’s La Jolla campus.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said 19-year-old Leon Roach landed head first on concrete during a training jump Saturday.
LATE SATURDAY — SOCCER
U.S. beats El Salvador in World Cup qualifier
SANDY, Utah — The United States rallied from an early deficit and beat El Salvador 2-1 on Saturday night, moving into prime position to qualify for its sixth straight World Cup.
Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore scored on headers late in the first half off passes from Landon Donovan.
The United States (4-2-1) has 13 points with three games left: Wednesday at Trinidad and Tobago, Oct. 10 at Honduras and Oct. 14 against Costa Rica at Washington, D.C.
Honduras, which routed T&T 4-1, also has 13 points and leads the U.S. on goal difference. Mexico and Costa Rica (both 4-3) are one point back following El Tri’s 3-0 win at Los Ticos.
The top three teams in the six-nation group qualify for next year’s tournament in South Africa, and the No. 4 team advances to a playoff against South America’s fifth-place finisher.
From staff, wire reports