Nov. 1, 2008
Southern Scores Late; Wins in 2OT
JOPLIN, Mo.-Missouri Southern senior Nikki Llewellyn tied the game in the 89th minute and scored off a corner kick in double overtime to beat Northwest Missouri State 2-1 Saturday at Boden Field.
Llewellyn was fouled just inside the box with 1:09 left in regulation. Her penalty kick was saved by Northwest goalkeeper Kira Lazenby, but Llewellyn scrambled to the deflected ball and knocked it in to tie the game at 1-1.
It was the first goal scored by Missouri Southern in 676 minutes of play spanning seven games. Llewellyn has scored half of the Lions' 20 goals this season.
Audrey Copenhaver took the Lions' second corner kick of the game in the fourth minute of the second overtime. She found Llewellyn, who registered her fourth game-winner of the season.
The Bearcats (8-8-2, 4-8-2 MIAA) out shot the Lions 21-13 and took the lead on a 25-yard strike from Andrea Tritz five minutes into the second half. It was Tritz's eighth goal of the season, which ties Northwest's single-season record. It was also the sixth-consecutive unassisted goal scored by the Bearcats.
Lazenby had four saves and Missouri Southern (5-11-1, 3-10-1) placed just six shots on goal. Randi Russell had nine saves to earn the win for the Lions.
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