The Gustavus women’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Macalester College 1-0 in the second overtime at St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. It took 105 minutes for Macalester to record the game-winning goal by first-year Rose Betzler. The Gusties fall to 4-6-2 overall, 1-4-2 in the MIAC while the Scots improve to 8-0-4, 4-0-2 in the conference.
Both teams played aggressive throughout the game and had multiple scoring opportunities. In the 15th minute of the first half Christy Tupy (So., Eagan, Minn.) received a pass from Jenna Iaizzo (Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) and brought the ball down into the offensive zone. Tupy then passed it to Kelly Bottenberg (Sr., Minnetonka, Minn.) who was in front of the net, but Macalester defenders smothered any chance of getting a shot off. After 45 minutes of play the score was 0-0.
In the 81st minute Grace King headed a corner kick by the Scots’ Anne Kintop at the goal, but Ashley Ohlson (So., Anchorage, AK) made a diving save. On the next play Iaizzo got loose on a breakaway and was headed for the goal but a Macalester defender caught up to her and stopped her from getting a shot off. Neither team was able to score after 90 minutes of play.
The first 10 minutes of overtime ended in a scoreless tie. Midway through the second overtime (105th minute), Macalester’s Annie Borton passed the ball across the goal to Betzler who headed a shot past the sprawling Ohlson.
Jenny Lee stopped five shots for Macalester and her fourth shutout of the season. Ohlson made 16 saves in the game for Gustavus. The Scots outshot the Gusties 22-11 and held a 9-7 advantage in corner kicks.
The Gusties will play a MIAC rival St. Thomas on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in St. Paul.