Nebraska Wesleyan and Midland played 110 minutes of soccer and each finished with one goal as the Prairie Wolves and Warriors tied 1-1 in GPAC women's soccer action on Wednesday night (Sept. 26) at Abel Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.
It looked like the Prairie Wolves would pick up their first GPAC win of the season as they led 1-0 at halftime and maintained the lead through the second half. Amber Johnson got the Wolves on the board in the first half as she scored her first collegiate goal in the 25th minute. Johnson found the open net off a corner kick by Rachael Granville.
Goalkeeper Emily Dierks kept the Warriors out of the goal in the first half recording five first period saves.
Dierks kept up with her solid performance in the second half and looked to be poised for a shutout. However, a costly penalty was called on the Prairie Wolves in the 78th minute giving Midland a penalty kick. Kelsie Schmitz took the penalty kick and converted to tie the match at 1-1.
The score remained 1-1 after regulation forcing a pair of overtime periods. NWU attempted five shots in the first overtime period but was unable to convert. The second overtime period saw just one total shot as the match ended in a draw.
NWU moves to 1-7-2 overall, 0-1-1 in GPAC play while Midland remains winless at 0-7-2, 0-1-1- in GPAC.