Beaufort girls soccer held the line against a strong Pinewood Prep attack for 80-plus minutes Tuesday, but the Panthers broke through twice in overtime to claim a hard-fought 2-0 road win over the Eagles.
A strong defensive effort highlighted by several spectacular saves from Beaufort goalie Quinn Wilson resulted in a scoreless tie at the end of regulation.
Pinewood finally broke the deadlock in the 83rd minute after a tipped cross was punched in at the back post, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead. With Wilson in the field pushing forward with the team in search of an equalizer, Pinewood scored an empty net goal with seconds left on the clock to secure the 2-0 victory.
Caroline Louw fought all night to keep Pinewood star Jessica Osborne, a sophomore who is already a national-level prospect, from controlling the midfield. Lexi Jones and Emma Jansen led a strong back line effort and several players stepped up to contribute while the Eagles await the return of two key starters from injuries.
Wilson had another fantastic performance in goal with 18 saves to keep the Eagles in the game until the final minutes.
Beaufort (1-1) opens region play at Bluffton on Tuesday.