Women's Soccer | 04/22/2021
Sanchez Nets Two Goals as Matadors Complete Comeback at Cochise
|Arizona Western College||3|
DOUGLAS, Ariz---Down two goals in the second half, the Arizona Western Lady Matadors (3-3 overall, 2-2 ACCAC) rallied with a couple of long connections to force overtime before Diana Sanchez netted the golden goal to complete the 3-2 comeback against the Cochise (3-2 overall, 3-2 ACCAC) Thursday afternoon.
It wasn't until the 78th minute that Stacey Papadopoulus' free kick from inside the circle at midfield bounced past the Cochise keeper and into the net to cut the deficit in half.
Seven minutes later, Papadopoulus delivered a perfect overhead through ball to setup Diana Sanchez behind the defense and creating a 1 on 1 matchup with the keeper. Sanchez's quick finish tied the match at two a piece and would force overtime.
The long service worked again, with just two minutes remaining in overtime, as Sanchez tapped home a rebound to complete the comeback and give AWC a 3-2 victory over its only DI opponent in the ACCAC.
The win gets AWC back to .500 on the year and in conference play. The Lady Matadors will return home on a two game win streak win they host Scottsdale Saturday evening at 7:00pm on the Matador Soccer Field.