Tulsa Women's Soccer Battles Wyoming to 2-2 Tie
Sept. 9, 2005
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa Golden Hurricane scored a pair of goals in the final minutes of the first and second half, but Wyoming tallied two scores in the second half and the two teams battled through two overtime periods before settling for a 2-2 tie at the Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium.
Tulsa (1-2-2) scored its first goal of the game with just 0:53 remaining in the first half and added the game-tying goal with 1:07 to go in regulation. Wyoming (2-0-2) scored two goals midway through the second half to take its only lead of the game.
The Cowgirls got on the board and tied the game at the 61:55 minute mark when Amanda Lathrop laced a shot from the left side of the top of the penalty box and into the top right shelf for her first goal of the season.
A little under nine minutes later, Mercy Adetoye slid a shot down the middle of the penalty box from 15 yards out to give the Cowgirls the lead heading into the final 20 minutes.
Wyoming looked to have the contest in hand during the final minutes, but the Golden Hurricane was able to find the back of the net in the closing moments when sophomore Nicole Macia found senior Carrie Schnarre on the left side and Schnarre tied the game with her first goal of the season with just 1:07 remaining in regulation. Neither Tulsa nor Wyoming was able to score in the final minute and the game was sent into overtime.
In the first overtime, both teams attempted one shot, but neither squad was able to get anything going offensively, and the game was sent into the second and final overtime period.
Tulsa got two shots off in the second overtime period, while Wyoming attempted one, but neither team could crack the scoring column and both squads chalked up their second tie of the year.
Wyoming out shot Tulsa, 19-12, and led the Golden Hurricane in shots-on-goal, 10-5. The Cowgirls proved to be a very physical squad, committing 23 fouls to just seven on Tulsa.
Wyoming dominated the first half by out-shooting the Golden Hurricane, 9-2, but it was TU that made the most of its opportunities. After playing much of the opening half in Wyoming's attacking third, Tulsa made a late push and the Cowgirls were called for a foul, giving Tulsa a free kick on the left side from 20 yards out.
Sophomore Lauren Gilliland lined up the free kick and lofted a shot to the right side of the goal where freshman Kacergis finished the play with header that sailed over the head of UW goalkeeper Ashley Shepard and into the back of the net with under a minute remaining in the first half. TU led at intermission, 1-0.
SCORING SUMMARY Wyoming 0 2 0 0 - 2 Tulsa 1 1 0 0 - 2
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