UWSP women’s soccer loses in double overtime
Portage County Gazette
Playing in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2010, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) women’s soccer team had their season come to a close with a double-overtime loss in St. Louis Saturday, Nov. 16.
The Pointers (11-5-3) and Adrian (Mich.) (17-5-2) were knotted at 0-0 going into double overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, where Adrian scored at the 101:18 mark to win 1-0.
In its 16th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, UWSP put two shots on goal in the first half, while UWSP junior goalkeeper Lexi Pawlowski made one save in the first half, as the score remained tied at 0-0 at halftime.
Pawlowski had three saves in the second half, and Adrian made one, as the game went into the first overtime tied at 0-0.
After neither team put a shot on goal in the first 10-minute overtime period, Adrian scored on a chip over Pawlowski’s head 1:18 into the second overtime to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 win.
Junior Gracie Wendles had two shots on goal and freshman Mikayla Brown had one shot on goal for the Pointers, while Pawlowski made four saves.
Host team and third-ranked Washington University (Mo.) (17-1-2) went on to beat Adrian 2-0 in the second round Sunday, Nov. 17, to advance to the Sweet 16.