Saints Fall in OT in a Thrilling NCAA First-Round Match Against Wittenberg

Saints Fall in OT in a Thrilling NCAA First-Round Match Against Wittenberg

(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) – The Thomas More women's soccer team fell to Wittenberg in a thrilling overtime match, 3-2. With the loss, the Saints end their season 15-5-1. The Tigers improve to 9-3-6 on the season, taking on WashU tomorrow.

In the first half, Ashley Maples hit a bullet of a shot to find the back of the net, putting the Saints up 1-0 in the 14 minutes into the game. Maddy Kim had six shots on her, with two thrilling saves to maintain the lead going into half-time. Thomas More had four shots in the first-half, one of which came from Maples, the others from Olivia Nienaber, Kristina Felix, and Cori Ziegler.

In the second half, Wittenberg tied the match up 1-1 in the first eight minutes of the half. Seconds later, Maples had a shot blocked by the Wittenberg goalkeeper, Felix picked up the rebound ball and found the back of the net putting the Saints back in the lead, 2-1. With three minutes left to go in the second-half, Wittenberg ties the game up, 2-2, off a rebounded pass. The match was tied 2-2 heading into overtime.

In overtime, Abby Stadtmiller has a header that was saved by Wittenberg's GK. With seven minutes to go in overtime, Wittenberg's shot was blocked by Kim, rebound was picked up by Wittenberg, finding the back of the net.  

Felix recorded two shots, one shot on goal, and one goal on the night. Stadtmiller and Nienaber recorded one goal each. Maples put up five shots, three of which were on goal, one assist, and one goal. The Saints were outshot, 22-11 on the night. Kim recorded eight saves, six of which came in the second half alone and playing all 92 minutes.