Leigh Heffner delivered the Golden Goal in overtime for Tennessee Tech on Sunday afternoon, heading in a Sarah Gawthrop corner kick to break a scoreless tie and give the Golden Eagles a 1-0 victory on Senior Day.
After Kris Cambron’s game-winning overtime goal at Jacksonville State on Friday breathed new life into Tennessee Tech’s bid to qualify for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, the Golden Eagles hope to keep the momentum rolling in crucial two-game homestand this weekend.
With the second overtime nearing expiration and Tennessee Tech locked in a 1-1 tie at Jacksonville State Friday night, Kris Cambron drove the golden goal from 40 yards out into the back of the Gamecock goal, giving Tech its first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the season in dramatic fashion.
Tennessee Tech used a strong defensive performance to go toe-to-toe with defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Morehead State in the first half of Sunday’s match, but the Eagles got the better of TTU in the second period, leaving Tech Soccer Field with a 1-0 victory.
Despite playing an even, back-and-forth affair at Tech Soccer Field Friday afternoon, Tennessee Tech came out on the short end of a 2-1 decision against Eastern Kentucky in Ohio Valley Conference play.
Holding an 0-2 Ohio Valley Conference record after the opening weekend of league play, Tennessee Tech returns home to a pair of extremely important matches in the scheme of the Golden Eagles’ postseason hopes.
Parkview Elementary School teacher Lori White knew her second-graders had taken to the Tennessee Tech soccer players who regularly help out in her classroom when she began to notice the athletes becoming sought-after lunch company.