Women's Soccer Drops Another Overtime Thriller
September 07, 2003
Sheboygan, WI-The Lakeland College Women's Soccer team lost a fierce battle 2-1 with the Spartans of Aurora University on Muskie field Sunday afternoon in Sheboygan.
The Spartans opened the scoring in the seventh minute off of a goal from Tara Klotz. As the Muskies settled into the game they stepped up the pressure and in the 30th minute it paid off. A dangerous corner kick, sent in by sophomore Briana Plautz (Green Bay, WI) was bobbled around the Spartan's 18 yard box before junior striker Amanda Smith sent it sailing into the back of the goal. The score remained knotted at 1 goal a-piece after 45 minutes of play.
The second half saw both teams create opportunities to score. Smith found the crossbar and freshman goal keeper Alli Weiss (New Berlin, WI) was forced to come up with some big plays for the Muskies. Unfortunately, missed opportunities forced the game into overtime.
The Spartans ended the match just 59 seconds into the first overtime period when unmarked Spartan Erin Kwiatowski fired a 25 yard shot past a sprawling Weiss. Weiss recorded 7 saves on the day in her first collegiate start.
The loss drops the Muskies to 1-2 overall. This match was the second overtime heartache the Muskies have suffered in the past 24 hours.
The battered Muskies will spend the week preparing for their next competition which takes place this weekend against Linfield College and Willamette University in Oregon.