The DII Women's Soccer Championship kicked off Thursday. All three games were won in shutout fashion, with two games being decided by a mere goal.
It took until overtime for No. 4 Colorado Mines to defeat No. 5 Midwestern State in the South Central Region. It looked as if it were shaping up the same way in the nightcap between Sonoma State and California Baptist.
The two teams were deadlocked for almost 72 minutes in the final match of the day. With both teams scoreless, freshman midfielder Madison Watts sent a booming cross in front of the net where Sarah Lindborg was waiting. The sophomore midfielder/forward lept and got her head on it, putting in the game's first and only goal. It would be all that the Seawolves needed to advance to the second round, winning the match 1-0.
Sonoma State advances to play the reigning champion Western Washington Vikings on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. ET.