November 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – It took 106 minutes, but the 2nd-seeded Indiana Tech women’s soccer team defeated 7th-seeded Concordia University 2-1 in overtime on Thursday in the opening round of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament at Warrior Field.
Freshman Megan Perrey (Avon, IN/Avon) delivered the game-winning strike at the 106:28 mark to send the Warriors on to the WHAC Tournament Semifinals where they will host 6th-seeded Aquinas College on Saturday, Nov. 3.
After falling behind 1-0 less than a minute into the match following a Concordia goal off a corner kick, the Warriors faced an uphill battle and struggled to get anything going through the first 45 minutes. Tech had numerous chances to level the contest throughout the first half but failed to convert.
In the ninth minute, Natalie Zimmerman (Berkley, MI/Berkley) had a good look from just outside the 18-yard box but her shot sailed just wide. Just over a minute later, Perrey had an open look in front of the net but sent the shot high, and almost immediately after that, Tori Singstock (Southgate, MI/Southgate Anderson) blasted a shot off the crossbar.
Despite outshooting Concordia 14-2 and putting nine shots on goal, the Warriors still trailed the Cardinals 1-0 at the break.
Tech came out of halftime and continued to apply pressure, and was finally able to break through in the 62nd minute. Singstock, the WHAC Offensive Player of the Year, took a pass from Jess Stanton (East Lansing, MI/East Lansing) at the top of the 18, beat her defender and slipped a shot past the keeper.
With the match still knotted at 1-1 after 90 minutes, the contest headed into overtime.
The Warriors nearly put the game away seconds into the first extra period but Zimmerman’s shot went just over the crossbar.
Late in the second overtime period, with a shootout to determine a winner looming ahead, Tech capitalized off a corner kick to win the game. Singstock sent her corner long where Michelle Landry (Bartlesville, OK/Bartlesville) was all alone on the backside of the goal. Landry found Perrey at the top of 18 and she sent a shot into the corner of the goal for the game-winner.
Indiana Tech finished the match with a 33-5 shot advantage, putting 20 of the shots on target. Junior Jordan Roell (Guilford, IN/East Central) played great in goal for the Warriors making three saves on the day.
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