Tigers unable to hold off Jennies in overtime

BY HAILEY CHAPMAN

The women’s soccer team faced off against No. 4 Central Missouri in a make-up game Tuesday evening. The Tigers lone goal came from Cailey Perkins, but the Jennies answered back with a goal of their own to force overtime.

UCM maneuvered past the Tigers and came out on top with a 2-1 win. Going into the MIAA tournament, the Tigers clinched a No. 5 seed with a 10-5-2 (6-3-2 MIAA) record.

In the first half of play, the Tigers took six shots against UCM’s Lindsey Johnson, with one sliding by for the first goal of the game. The Jennies answered back with a header which should have tied the game, but Fort Hays maintained the lead when Kassie Newsom was ruled offside. However, shortly after the call, UCM was able to recover from the previous play to tie the game.

In OT, the Jennies were able to find victory only seven minutes in with a goal from Kelsey Mueller. This moved UCM to 16-1-1 (10-0-1) in the MIAA. 

The Tigers were able to outshoot the Jennies in the first half, but UCM quickly gained momentum in the second half. Chloe Montano, Darby Hirsch, Jenna Prince and Perkins accounted for the nine shots taken on the night. Perkins’ goal was the only shot she took throughout the game.

The Tigers will prepare for a battle in Edmond as they face No. 4 seed Central Oklahoma. In their previous match, the Tigers came out with a 2-1 win. Friday’s match is slated for 7 p.m.

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