For the second time in as many home Friday matches, the FC Tucson Women saw what looked to be a three-point victory turn into a one-point draw.
The San Diego Sea Lions gained a 2-2 tie against FCTW thanks to a penalty kick goal during the four minutes of stoppage time at the end of the match.
FC Tucson was leading 2-1 when the match’s center referee called a clip on FC Tucson’s Paige Crouch who was trying to defend a late scramble inside the box.
Elise Britt scored the PK past goal keeper Lainey Burdette and the match ended two minutes later in a draw.
Last Friday night FC Tucson led FC Pacific 1-0 until a late second half goal ended that match in a draw.
FC Tucson manager Amy Garelick tried to express to her team and the media after the match that the draw with San Diego wasn’t a loss, but boy did it sure feel like one.
FCTW playing with UA alums Gabi Stoian (’15) and Ana Marquez (’09) controlled the match for the most part against the undefeated SeaLions.
San Diego (3-0-1) scored first in the 13th minute when forward Angelina Hix sprinted past three FCTW defenders to beat Burdette.
It took the home side just four minutes to equalize as Chelsea Jackson pounded home a rebound off a shot by Stoian.
FC Tucson (3-2-2) took the lead in the second half on a penalty kick of their own.
Stoian pounded home the PK after Ally Moon was taken down inside the box.
FC Tucson (11 points) remains atop the PacSouth table in Women’s Premier Soccer League, but San Diego (10 points) still has six league matches to play.
The Women host Pateadores FC (Mission Viejo, CA) tonight at 7:30 p.m.
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