UW-Whitewater tops No. 14 Wartburg
Teams were tied through six shots each before Warhawks survive
WAVERLY, Iowa -- Wisconsin-Whitewater edged No. 14 Wartburg by winning in a shootout to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA III Women's Soccer Championship. UW-W improved to 14-4-3 and Wartburg fell to 17-2-3 after tying 1-1 through two periods and two overtime periods. With the game officially declared a tie, the teams used a shootout which Whitewater won 6-5 to determine which team would advance in the tournament.
UW got off the first shot in the game just :38 into the contest by Stacey Schultz and Wartburg's Monica Noti made the save. Wartburg's first shot on goal came at 6:15 off the foot of Chelsea Frye. Whitewater's Becky Plese had a shot at 13:55 that Noti stopped and Laren Nashleanas followed at 15:32 with a shot that was blocked by a defender.
Nashleanas had another opportunity to break the scoreless game but her shot at 22:17 hit the crossbar. Myers kept Wartburg off the scoreboard with a save of Katy Wendt's shot at 25:56. And the first half ended with no score.
Wartburg went up 1-0 on Anna Aquino's goal at 51:33, her 10th of the season. Wendt tried to add to the score with a shot at 64:11 and Aquino at 72:18 but Myers kept them out of the net.
The equalizer came on Pamela Lisowe's goal at 73:41, her third of the season, assisted by Alyssa Chamberlain. Wendt tested Myers again at 82:06 and Rachel Torry also did at 88:53 but Myers made the saves to send the game into overtime.
Wartburg accounted for all three shots that occurred in the first overtime. Wartburg's Frye had the only shot on goal in the second overtime, and Myers also made that save to send the game into a shootout.
In the shootout, each team missed its third shot, and then were tied at 5-5 before Amy Green scored the winner. Wartburg's Taylor Vermie missed the last opportunity for the Knights.