On Wednesday night, the McPherson College women's soccer team battled the Bethel Threshers, but unfortunately, tied in the second overtime period. The score ended up being 1-1.
The first half was played in a tough manner, and it was 0-0 the entire period. Goalie Christie Silber had three saves against the Threshers in the first 45 minutes. The Bulldogs had three shots the first half while the Threshers had eight. In the 18th minute, Emma Singleton had a quality shot on goal that was saved. The defense for the Bulldogs held steady for the entire first half.
As far as the second half went, both teams got their goals then. Madison Hall assisted Singleton through a free-kick of which Singleton got the goal. The Threshers responded ten minutes later with the equalizer. Silber had four saves, making it seven for the game, and leaving her 14 shy of the all-time career saves record.
"It was another hard-fought game for us," said Bulldog Head coach Mark Olson. "One thing that we need to do a better job of is putting teams away after we get the lead."
With neither team able to net another goal in regulation, the game went into overtime. Overtime periods are 10 minutes in length, unless one of the teams score, ending the game in a "golden goal."
"I want to thank those who came out and supported our diabetes awareness game tonight," Olson said. "I thought we had a very nice crowd for the game."
With the tie, the Bulldogs are now 1-7-3 on the season, and 1-2-3 in conference play. The Bulldogs will be back in action again this Saturday when they host the Bethany College Swedes at Paul Family Field. Saturday's kickoff is slated for 11 a.m.