Freshman Sarah Lyppert Thomsson hit a shot from 30 yards out on an assist by sophomore Ana Parra to score the game-winner in the 101st minute as 11th ranked St. Thomas (3-1) defeated Faulkner (Alabama) 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Field.
Faulkner (2-2) had tied the game with a penalty kick by Kassandra Carpintero in the 81st minute to send the game into overtime.
The goal for Lyppert Thomsson was her second in as many games, and Parra leads the team with two assists.
Freshman Valery Zerby was outstanding in her second career start at goalkeeper, recording five saves with her only goal allowed coming off the penalty kick.
Fabian Heinrich scored two goals for the Bobcats, and Olando Lawrence and Mikhail Weatherly each scored a goal.
Florida Southern took a 1-0 lead off a penalty kick in the 19th minute. Heinrich scored the first of his two goals in the 22nd minute to tie the score followed by Weatherly’s goal in the 48th minute that proved to be the winner.
The Bobcats defeated Northwestern Ohio (3-4) in five sets 20-25, 15-25, 25-19, 25-17, 15-11, followed by a 3-0 win over Montreat (0-8) 25-17, 28-26, 25-15.
The Bobcats lost the first two sets to Northwestern Ohio before winning three consecutive sets facing elimination.
Marisa Markus (26 kills) and Whitney Batttoe (25 kills) led the Bobcats, with Dana Nowaczyk (76 assists) setting up the two hitters over the two matches.
Employing his long, fluid stride, undefeated Atreides took another giant step forward at Gulfstream Park, where he captured the $75,000 Monarchos Stakes by 17 3/4 lengths to register his third consecutive dominant victory.
Stonestreet Stables’ burgeoning 3-year-old star, who went to post as the 1-5 favorite in a field of six, was saddled by trainer Marty Wolfson. General Sham’mah finished second