Cunningham Comes Through In The Clutch On Senior Night

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Oct. 21, 2010

Final Stats

OXFORD, Miss. – Senior Taylor Cunningham made her senior night a game to remember as she scored the game-winning goal for Ole Miss as the Rebels beat the Kentucky Wildcats 2-1 in overtime Thursday night.
 
With the win, Ole Miss improved to 6-8-4 (2-4-3 SEC) while Kentucky fell to 8-7-2 overall (2-5-2 SEC).

Cunningham scored the game-winning goal for Ole Miss in the 98th minute off a cross from Erin EmersonDylan Jordan started the scoring play on the left side of the field.  She put the ball into the box and found Emerson.  Emerson beat two defenders and found Cunningham who scored her third goal of the year.

“We’ve been pressing and we certainly know how to play in overtime,” head coach Matt Mott said.  “I am really proud of this team.  To be down a goal and then Alix’s goal (in the 77th minute) gave us life.  We live to fight another day.”

Thursday’s overtime game marked Ole Miss’ third straight overtime game and fourth overtime game in its last five matches.

Alix Hildal scored a goal in the second consecutive game for the Rebels as she scored an unassisted goal in the 77th minute. 

Kentucky scored the first goal of the match in the 49th minute as Lauren Novikoff scored off a header from Alyssa Telang’s corner kick.

Ole Miss recorded 15 shots in the match while Kentucky took 20.  Jenna Strother led the Rebels with four shots.  Sarah Story made nine saves in goal for Ole Miss.

Jordan hit a post with two minutes left in regulation for Ole Miss. 

In the 10th minute Cunningham sent a cross into the back post which was headed on by Mandy McCalla but her header was saved by Sydney Hiance.  In the 37th minute, McCalla took the ball through the Wildcat defense and created space for a shot but her shot rolled just wide of the goal.

Story made a key save in the 39th minute for the Rebels.  The Wildcats’ Caitlin Landis fired a shot from the top of the box that Story made a one-handed save on to keep Kentucky off the board.

The Rebels will play at Vanderbilt on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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