Sycamore Women's Soccer Defeats Drake in 2OT, Claim No. 2 seed in MVC Tournament
November 1, 2013HOOSIER SPORTS 365
DES MOINES, Iowa – Freshman forward Abby Reed scored the golden goal in the 104th minute to help the Indiana State women’s soccer team to a thrilling 1-0 win over Drake Thursday evening.
The win gives the Sycamores the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Missouri Valley Conference tournament and a bye to play in Evansville on Nov. 8.
“Not all wins are pretty wins and I think that was the case tonight,” Head coach Erika True said. “We did enough to get the job done, and obviously getting that result locked us in for a good spot in the MVC Tournament.”
t marks the first winning regular season in program history as ISU completes action with a 9-8-0 record and 4-2-0 mark in the Valley. It also goes down in the record book as the highest finish in league action in Sycamore history as the previous high finish was third in 2010.
We had talked as a team about reaching some milestones in the program and being able to say we did some things that had never happened,” True said. “We were able to accomplish those tonight with one game. The team and staff are excited and it will be nice to recover our bodies before next week’s game.”
The game was a back and forth battle between the two teams resulting in a 0-0 tie at the end of regulation. After a scoreless first overtime period, Reed was able to find the back of the net just 3:15 into the final overtime session.
Reed led the team with four shots as the Sycamores posted 12 in the contest. Junior midfielder/forward Natalie Vaught also fired off two shots as ISU also led with four corner kicks.
Reed’s goal marks her ninth of the season, a team-high as she now has 20 points in 2013.
Freshman goalie Brittany San Roman (7-6-0) posted her fourth shutout of the season as she faced 17 shots on the evening, recording six saves.
The first half was nearly identical as both teams had five shots and two saves while Drake (3-11-3, 1-4-1 MVC) held the 2-1 advantage in corners. The Bulldogs outshot the Sycamores 11-4 in the second half but ISU held a 3-1 shot advantage in the overtime periods.
The win extends the Sycamores’ win streak to five games, which ties the program record for longest win streak which matches a five-game skid in 2010.
The Sycamores will face the winner of the No. 3 Loyola and No. 6 Drake game that will take place in Chicago on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.