Ladies take win in double overtime against Northwest

Lauren Kurelac sets up to pass the ball to a teammate during the second half of the Sept. 4 game at Southern.

Lauren Kurelac sets up to pass the ball to a teammate during the second half of the Sept. 4 game at Southern.

T.J. Gerlach

With a golden goal in the second overtime, the Missouri Southern women’s soccer team defeated the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats at home Sept. 4.

This was the Lions’ first home game of the season.

“For our first home game it’s awesome,” said Tera Reisnor, senior forward.

Reisnor, who scored the game-wining goal in the 105th minute of the game, said everyone on the team was excited about the win.

“It feels great winning in overtime because anything can happen at that point,” said Trevor Wachsman, head coach. “We got a little out of our game, but kept working.”

Senior midfielder Sarah Sneed said the win was a good way to start the season.

“It was a great feeling,” Sneed said.

The game went scoreless through regulation and the first overtime period. The Lions racked up 19 shots in that time to the Bearcats’ 14.

“We weren’t really into our game,” Reisnor said, “but everyone worked hard.”

Reisnor’s goal came with five minutes left in the game. She dribbled the ball from about the half line and took her shot from about 13 yards out.

This was Southern’s third game in the season. The Lions defeated Wayne (Neb.) State College 2-1 on Aug. 28 and Augustana College of Sioux Falls, S.D. 3-1 on Aug. 29.

Wachsman said this season the team is just going to go after each game as it can. He said the squad is trying to improve every day.

“Even though we’re a young team, We have a lot of talent,” he said. “And people are willing to work hard.”

Reisnor said everyone on the team has her part to play.

“I know they look up to me,” she said, “but I want everyone to feel comfortable.”

“We feel we can continue to get better this season,” Sneed said.

Sneed said the team was happy everyone could pull together to win the game.

The Lions’ winning streak was broken Sept. 6 as they tied Truman State University 0-0 in Kirksville.

Friday, the Lions venture to Topeka to take on the Washburn University Lady Blues. Then they play Emporia State University in Emporia on Monday.