Lady Bucs win OT thriller
- Gallagher nets three goals in final game


   JOHNSON CITY - It was the final game of the season for the East Tennessee State Lady Buccaneers and the last time the seniors would put on the blue and gold uniforms as the Terriers of Wofford came to Liberty Bell soccer complex for the final Southern Conference game of the year.
   The Buccaneers (3-13-1, 2-8 SoCon) won the game in dramatic fashion as senior Lisa Gallagher scored three of her team's four goals, including the game-winning goal in overtime that prevailed ETSU over Wofford (4-13, 3-7 SoCon) for their first win at home on the season by the score of 4-3.
   "Our record isn't where we wanted it to be," said East Tennessee State coach Heather Henson. "But we put everything together today, it was a full team effort. They encompasses everything we were trying to teach the entire season."
   East Tennessee State took an early 1-0 lead as senior Kristen Redfern scored her seventh goal of the season 17 minutes into the game.
   The Buccaneers went up 2-0 eight minutes later as Gallagher worked her way through the Terrier defense and chipped in her first goal of the day as Redfern gained credit with an assist.
   "Lisa and Kristen have been our leading scorers for the past four years," Henson said of her seniors. "They're not selfish players. They've seen the game enough to know when to go or when to go to their teammates."
   Wofford didn't give up though as they came back and tied the game up at 2-2 with two goals off the foot of junior Faith Stewart.
   After the half the Buccaneers took the lead back when Gallagher netted her second goal of the game in the 63rd minute, but that lead was short lived as Wofford's Jaime Cutts knotted things back up at 3-3 with regulation time ending.
   This year the Buccaneers are 0-1 in overtime games but that didn't seem to their mind as Gallagher made her presence known again. With just 9:25 left to play in the overtime period, Gallagher kicked in her third goal of the day and giving East Tennessee State the win.
   "It's like the ending games you dream of," Gallagher said scoring the winning goal. "I couldn't have picked a better way to end it."
   On the year Gallagher finished with seven goals to tie her with teammate Redfern who also finished with seven.
   "We were awesome today," said Gallagher. "We possessed the ball in the back and switched it around, that's what gave us opportunities up top to take advantage."
   Goalkeeper Heather Sanden also turned in a stellar performance as she collected nine saves on the day to add to her season total of 131 saves.
   "This was her sophomore year and she really stepped up," said Henson. "She has done a good job for us."
   Wofford will now move onto the Southern Conference tournament as they will take on Western Carolina Thursday with gametime set for 7:30 p.m. in Greenville, South Carolina.