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PAC LUTHERAN 2, GEORGE FOX 1: Rebound Goal Gives Lutes OT Win over Bruins
PARKLAND, Wash. – Sarah Gamache put back her own blocked shot just over four minutes into the first overtime, giving the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes a 2-1 victory over the visiting George Fox University Bruins in Northwest Conference women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon here at the PLU soccer field.
Pacific Lutheran took a 1-0 lead at 30:41 in the first half when Erica Boyle secured a Blake Warner pass that had been deflected near the top right corner of the penalty box and sent it immediately back across the face of the goal and into the netting. It was her second goal of the season.
The Bruins tied the score in the second half at 51:15 when Alicia Wong's 35-yard shot rolled under the hands of PLU keeper Laurie Reddy and into the goal for her first score of the year. The Bruins made a serious bid for a go-ahead goal with two minutes left in regulation, Lela Stockley and Madison Miller sending shots toward the net six seconds apart that Reddy was able to save, sending the game into overtime.
George Fox goalie Alyssa Montero made several key stops of her own to keep the game tied, including a sprawling touch around the post on a header try by Karli Hurlbut nine minutes from the end, and another save on a Hurlbut shot as regulation time expired.
That set up the overtime and Gamache's fourth goal of the season, giving PLU its second overtime win in conference play. Hurlbut sent a through ball to Gamache, who got off a shot that was stopped at point-blank range by Montero but not controlled. She then stepped past the prone keeper to knock the ball into the open net for her fourth goal of the season at the 94:10 mark.
Reddy finished the match with four saves, while Montero was called on to make five stops. The Lutes finished with a 12-9 advantage in shots, including a 7-5 edge in shots on goal, though the Bruins had a 4-2 margin in corner kicks.
NEXT: George Fox (2-7-3, NWC 2-5-1) hosts Pacific University Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The Bruins dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to the Boxers on the road to open NWC play back on Sept. 14 ... Pacific Lutheran (3-7, NWC 2-6), which snapped a six-game losing streak with its win Sunday, hosts Whitworth University Saturday at 12:00 noon.