November 9, 2013

Women’s Soccer Falls in Postseason Finale in Double OT

By Daniel Whitehead

CHICAGO—Hoping to clinch a postseason tournament title against two other NCAA provisional programs, the Southern Virginia University women's soccer team fell to Nebraska Wesleyan by a 1-0 score in double overtime Saturday night in Chicago, Ill.

Hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology, which the Knights (7-11-1) defeated Friday evening to advance to Saturday's matchup with the Prairie Wolves (10-3-6), the game was decided with only three minutes before the double overtime period expired and the match be forced into a shootout.

In the double overtime period, Nebraska Wesleyan's Ashlee Slade scored the goal unassisted to lift the Prairie Wolves to the 1-0 win.

Freshman Kora Jewell led the Knights with four shot attempts, including one on goal, while freshman Alysa Winter and junior Lora Palmer each had one attempt at the net.

Led by Slade and teammate Maggie Bianco with six shot attempts apiece, Nebraska Wesleyan outshot the Knights by a 19-6 margin and had five shots on frame to Southern Virginia's two. The Prairie Wolves also had a 3-0 corner kick advantage.

Nebraska Wesleyan goalie Madi Francis earned the win to improve to 10-3-6, while the Knights' MaKenzie Cox fell to 7-11-1.