June 23, 2010

Last Second Goal by Ellertson Gains Tie for Beat

Tina Ellertson scored in the waning moments of stoppage time to give the Atlanta Beat a 2-2 draw against Philadelphia on Wednesday evening. Ellertson scored on a header off of an Aya Miyama cross as seconds ticked down.

Atlanta jumped on top early in the contest on a Mami Yamaguchi goal, but Philadelphia drew even before halftime, with Amy Rodriguez getting the equalizer for the Independence.

Barely into the 2nd half, Stacy Bishop scored an own goal after Joanna Lohman had crossed the ball for Philadelphia. That gave the Independence a 2-1 lead, which held until Ellertson's heroics in the closing seconds. It was the second straight game that Ellertson has gotten the key goal of the match. Last weekend, she scored the game winner against Chicago.

Atlanta now has a 10 day break until after the All-Star game which will be played in their home stadium. They will host FC Gold Pride on July 3. Philadelphia returns home to face the Washington Freedom on Saturday night.