by Jonathan Covert–Mustang women’s soccer fell in overtime to the Northwestern Red Raiders 0-1. The match was physical and hard fought.
The teams combined for a total of 20 shots, 10 each way. The first half saw sensational saves by goalie Maleah Richter. The highlight came when Northwestern’s Emily Hurley came through unblocked and shot on goal. Richter made a great save, bobbled it, which allowed Hurley a second chance, but Richter closed the door.
The Mustangs held the pressure on the Northwestern side of the field for the majority of the first half. The teams were scoreless in the first half.
The second half was much the same. The teams battled a stout west-northwest wind throughout the match. The defenses were on display as the teams combined for six second half shots.
The teams would head to overtime, still scoreless. This was Morningside’s first overtime game on the season. In the 96th minute Northwestern’s Brenna Rauwerdink scored the winning goal. Her shot took a high bounce over the head of Morningside’s second half goalie Sarah Finn.
The Mustangs are 3-7, 1-3 in GPAC play. The team travels to Omaha to take on the College of Saint Mary on Wednesday, Oct. 9.