Richards' double-overtime winner lifts Capital past Chicago to second round
WHITEWATER, Wis. -- After 101 minutes of scoreless play, Capital tallied the game-winning goal to beat Chicago 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA Division III championship on Saturday.
The Crusaders (17-4-1) advanced to Sunday's second-round matchup with Wisconsin-Whitewater (17-0-4). The Maroons end their season with an overall record of 11-5-3.
Chicago was dominant in the first half, outshooting Capital 11-1 and holding a 5-0 advantage in corner kicks. However, the score stood tied at 0-0 by the time halftime rolled around. The Crusaders started to even out play in the second half and made several shots on goal. After 90 minutes, the score remained knotted at 0-0 and the game headed to overtime.
The two sides played on into a second overtime period, but the Crusaders ended the proceedings with a tap-in goal by Mariah Richards off a corner kick at the 101:13 mark.
Chicago finished the game with a 22-7 edge in shots and a 9-2 lead in corner kicks. Maroons junior goalie Jacinda Reid collected four saves with one goal allowed. Maggie Donnellan made seven saves for Capital.