MLC women lose in overtime

NEW ULM – The Martin Luther College women’s soccer team lost its final home game of the season Tuesday to UW-Superior in overtime by the score of 3-2.

The Knights controlled the play throughout the game, outshooting the Yellowjackets 36-11, but weren’t able to take advantage of a number of their chances from inside the box. UWS goalkeeper Kalea Hatlewick stood strong, saving 15 of the 17 shots she faced to give her team a chance to win it in extra time.

UW-Superior held a 2-0 lead until Alex Hastings put the Knights on the board with her tenth goal of the season off a pass from Bethany Schultz in the 64th minute.

Schultz then tied the game in the 73rd minute with her 16th goal of the season, tying teammate Jenna Maurer for the team lead.

The Knights pressured late in the game, but were unable to come up with the go-ahead goal before the Yellowjackets’ Alexandra Paige scored in the 97th minute to end the game.

MLC dropped to 11-6 in defeat, while UW-Superior improved to 4-15-1 with the win.

The Knights will return to action on Friday when they travel to St. Scholatica for a game scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

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