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Roundup: Minn. St.-Mankato escapes in 2OT

No. 4 Minnesota State-Mankato 3, Augustana 2, 2OT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Junior Jessica Bowe scored her second goal of the match in the 102nd minute to propel fourth-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato to a 3-2 victory against Augustana on Sunday afternoon in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference competition at Morstad Field.

MSU's third overtime win of the season improves it to 11-1-0 overall and 9-0-0 in NSIC play, good for sole possession of first place. The Vikings fall to 8-4-0 on the year and 6-3-0 within the league. The Purple and Gold also extends its conference unbeaten streak to 29 matches, 14th-best in NCAA Division II all-time.

The Mavericks controlled the majority of the first half but found themselves in a 1-0 hole at the intermission. Augustana broke the scoreless deadlock at the 36-minute mark when junior Payton Pry booted a rebound past junior netminder Molly McGough after senior Kara Bartels had her initial shot blocked by a Maverick defender. After 45 minutes, MSU owned a 12-8 edge in shots.

Minnesota State's continued offensive pressure paid off in the 69th minute when freshman Kiana Nickel connected for her fourth goal of the year. Nickel streaked down the right side and drilled a shot from 18 yards out past Viking junior Ashley Limmer to even the match at 1-1. Junior Jessica Bowe notched her second marker of the season five minutes later with a header off a ball served in by Nickel giving MSU what would be a short-lived one-goal lead. Forty seconds after Bowe's goal, a Maverick foul in the box awarded Pry a penalty kick that she converted for her third goal of the year and second of the contest.

Neither team found the back of the net in the remaining 15 minutes of regulation sending the match to overtime with Minnesota State holding a 30-14 advantage in shots.

The first overtime was scoreless as well, but the combo of Bowe and Nickel struck again for the Mavericks in overtime number two. In the 102nd minute, Nickel's shot in front was deflected, and Bowe buried the rebound for her career-high second goal of the game carrying MSU to the 3-2 victory.

Nickel's pair of assists were a career high, while her four points matched a career best for MSU, which outshot Augustana 37-16 on the day, including an 11-7 margin in shots on goal. Sophomore Korey Kronforst had her seven-match point-scoring streak come to an end in the win.

Limmer registered a match-high eight saves for the Vikings, and McGough stopped five shots in a winning effort.

No. 5 Colorado School of Mines 1, Colorado College 0 (OT)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Sophomores Mel Westhoff and Rachael Turner combined for the golden goal as No. 5 Colorado School of Mines defeated Colorado Christian 1-0 in overtime on Sunday at Trailblazer Stadium.

With 90 minutes of regulation and most of the first overtime exhausted, Westhoff recorded her first collegiate score with 2:35 remaining in the extra session, finishing the pass by Turner to the upper 90 from 30 yards away.

The goal punctuated the program-record eighth win in a row as well as record-tying fifth consecutive shutout and 10th in 12 games for Mines (11-0-1, 8-0 RMAC), extending the program’s  record unbeaten mark to 26 consecutive matches – tied for ninth-longest in Division II history.

The Orediggers have trailed only 92 seconds in the past 1732:38 minutes, giving up three scores in 18 matches and accruing three separate five-game shutout streaks.

Mines allowed less than eight shots for the 11th consecutive match, outshooting the Cougars (4-7, 1-6 RMAC) 17-4, including 10-2 in shots on goal, and compiled a 7-0 advantage on corners.

Sophomore Jayln Yates (11-0-1) earned her ninth shutout in goal, making two saves. Yates is two shutouts shy of equaling her single-season record set in 2012 and six away from tying Briana Schulze (26; 2007-10) for both the career lead at Mines and No. 23 in the NCAA record book.

No. 7 Cal State Stanislaus 1, Cal State Los Angeles 1, 2 OT

LOS ANGELES — The nation's scoring leader continues to put the ball in the back of the net, but a late goal by Cal State Los Angeles ultimately resulted in a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at the Jesse Owens Track.

Karenee Demery gave seventh-ranked Cal State Stanislaus a 1-0 lead early in the second half, but the Golden Eagles scored with 41 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

The teams battled to the 1-1 draw as the Warriors remain unbeaten at 10-0-2 overall and 8-0-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Cal State Stanislaus will remain in first place in the CCAA North with 26 points.

Stanislaus needed just 1:23 into the second half to draw first blood on Sunday. Maryssa McDuffy sent a ball long to Katelyn Nebesnick who found Demery on a thru ball and slotted in to the left-corner.

Demery, now with 15 goals on the season, notched her third goal in two days and seventh in the past four matches. She had entered the weekend No. 1 in NCAA Division II in total points. Demery now has 37 points. She was also No. 3 in points per game (3.00) and sixth in goals per game (1.20) before the weekend.

However, instead of picking up three points in the standings, the Warriors allowed a Cal State L.A. (5-4-3, 3-4-3 CCAA) goal with 89:19 on the clock. Amailia Arvidsson scored on a free kick just outside of the box for the equalizer.

The Warriors were slightly outshot 20-19 with goalkeeper Chelsea Lewandowski picking up five saves. Stanislaus, however, was called on 19 fouls against CSULA's nine and was issued two yellow cards to the Golden Eagles none.

No. 8 West Florida 4, Shorter 0

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- West Florida downed Shorter 4-0 for the Argonauts fourth consecutive victory on Sunday afternoon at the UWF Soccer Complex.

UWF (7-0-3, 4-0-1, Gulf South Conference) extended its home winning streak to 10 and its unbeaten streak to 22 dating back to last season. The Argos outshot the Hawks (4-7-0, 1-2-0) 39-7 in their fourth consecutive shutout. UWF has outscored opponents 16-1 and posted five shutouts in its past six matches.

The Argos outshot the Hawks 14-0 in the first 16 minutes before senior Chelsea Palmer crossed a pass to senior Shelby Bush who shot it past the keeper for her third goal of the season 16:06 into the first half.

With 15 minutes remaining in the first half, Palmer sent a throw in to junior April Syme who headed it to senior Sashana Campbell who scored her third goal of the year.

The Argos piled it on in the second half. Palmer sent a cross to Campbell who scored with 25:23 remaining in regulation. Palmer entered the match with one assist on the season before recording three Sunday. Campbell scored her fourth goal of the season on Sunday while recording five total points.

Campbell sent a pass to freshman Sara Helgadottir who bent a pass to freshman Kaitlyn Culotta scored with 12:14  remaining. Culotta has recorded at least one point in the past four consecutive matches.

No. 9 Quincy 0, Missouri S&T 0, 2OT

ROLLA, Mo. -- Quincy came a goal shy of a 3-0 week as the ninth-ranked Lady Hawks played host Missouri S&T to a scoreless draw in double-overtime on Sunday afternoon.

The Lady Hawks (10-0-3, 8-0-2 GLVC) remain in a tie atop the Great Lakes Valley Conference standings with No. 22 Truman State (9-1-3, 8-0-2 GLVC), which tied Drury 0-0 on Sunday.

Sunday's shutout was the ninth of the season and sixth in the past seven games for the Quincy defense and senior goalkeeper Jodi Chapie. She now has 37 career shutouts and ranks ninth in NCAA Division II history. Chapie made five saves for the Lady Hawks, including one in the 107th minute to preserve the tie. Quincy held an 8-7 advantage in shots in Sunday's game.

The Lady Hawks challenged Missouri S&T keeper Kaitlyn Deister only twice in the game, both shots coming off the foot of senior midfielder Kristine Vogt in the second half.

Quincy had chances in the game against the Miners (3-4-3, 3-4-3 GLVC), holding a 10-3 advantage on corner kicks, but the Lady Hawks could not get the finish they needed to pull out the win.

Senior forward Maddie Torretta had a shot in the second overtime that missed right and a header in the first overtime that went just high over the crossbar. She finished with a QU-high four shots in the game.