Blue Jays Fall On The Road in Double OT

Photo by Caleb Maassen.
Photo by Caleb Maassen.

St. Louis, MO, 9/27/21 – Monday night the Westminster College women's soccer team had very little time between games, had to go on the road and played a conference rival the Webster University Gorloks. Despite all of that he Blue Jays battled back from a 1-0 second half deficit to tie the game 1-1 and send the game to overtime.  As the teams were more than half way through the second overtime it appeared the game was heading for a draw but Webster struck for the game winner in the 117th minute to win the game 2-1. The loss dropped the Blue Jays to 1-5 and 1-3 in the SLIAC. Webster improves to 6-3 and 2-2 in the SLIAC.

Webster Struck first midway through the first half.   Jennifer Munger found Jordan Lande whose shot got past Blue Jay goalkeeper Megan Davidson (St. Louis, MO / Affton High School) for the 1-0 lead.  The score would remain that way heading into halftime. 

Just under seven and a half minutes into the second half saw the Blue Jays with a throw in on their offensive side of the field.  The throw found sophomore Rachel Nolte (Wentzville, MO / Holt High School) who played a beautiful through ball threading the needle through three Webster defenders to a streaking Jenna Frisella (St. Louis, MO / Oakville High School) who unleashed a rocket to beat the Webster keeper far post.  Just like that, the game was tied.  The game remained 1-1 the rest of regulation and through the first overtime.  That was thanks in large part to Davidson who faced 17 shots in the second half and overtimes.  Unfortunately, Webster's Lande would score the game winner after Abbey Poe won a 50/50 ball in the box and the ball found Lande for her second goal of the game, this one the golden goal winner.

The Gorloks outshot the Blue Jays 27-8 overall and 7-3 in shots on goal.  Webster took five corner kicks to Westminster's one.  The Gorloks were called for seven fouls to the Blue Jays six. The Blue Jays will be back in action on Thursday September 30th at home against the Spalding University Golden Eagles.  The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. kick off.