Muskie Women Go Down in Overtime Thriller
Sept. 6, 2003
Sheboygan, WI-The Lakeland College Women's Soccer team started their home season off in thrilling style. Unfortunately, the Muskies lost a heart breaker, 4-3 in double overtime to the Vikings of North Park University.
The Vikings took early advantage of a sluggish Muskie squad and led 2-0 going into intermission off of goals from Carly Thomforde and Kate Gunderson respectively.
A rejuvenated and inspired Muskie team stepped onto the pitch in the second half and in the 51st minute junior Amanda Smith (Neenah, WI) scored her first of two goals in the match off of a pass from senior Amy Freier (Sheboygan, WI). Just two minutes later Smith notched her second goal, a rocket into the upper left hand corner off of a pass from senior Meghan Wudtke (Elk Grove Village, IL).
With the score notched at two the match began.
In the 63rd minute an unmarked Viking, Katie Rose, found the top shelf of the Muskie net. Thirteen minutes later a Wudtke header found the goal off of a corner kick played by sophomore Briana Plautz (Green Bay, WI). With the score tied at 3 goals a-piece, the teams were heading to overtime.
The overtime period was a battle by both sides and despite all Muskie attempts they could not capture that elusive golden goal. After 100 minutes the score was still notched at 3. In the dwindling seconds of the second overtime period an exhausted Muskie defense tried to stave off one last Viking fury. It would prove to be one too many, and with no time left on the clock, before the buzzer sounded, the ball found its way into the Muskie goal from the foot of Andreanne Triliegi.
Senior keeper Lindsay Olm (Sheboygan, WI) was stellar in the goal making 12 saves, and collecting a dozen through balls in an impressive showing.
The loss leaves the Muskies at 1-1 overall as they head into action tomorrow afternoon against Aurora University. Kickoff is slated for 3pm following the men's match.