Makenzi Miller scored four minutes and 37 seconds into overtime to lift Morningside to a 3-2 victory against College of Saint Mary in Wednesday’s GPAC women’s soccer opener in Omaha, Neb.
The Mustangs won their third game in a row to level their season’s record at 3-3.
Miller’s goal, set up by an assist from Samantha Anderson, made a winner out of the Mustangs after the Flames had rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to send the game into overtime.
Sara Kraenow scored the game tying goal for the Flames with just 1:24 left in regulation time.
The Mustangs were outshot by a 20-14 margin, including an 11-6 differential in the second half.
Morningside led 2-0 at the intermission despite an unfavorable 8-6 shot differential over the first 45 minutes. Anderson scored the game’s first goal just over four minutes into the contest when she beat Flames’ keeper Morgan Dillon with the help of an assist from Chloe Wetzbarger.
The Mustangs made it 2-0 at the 20:41 mark of the first half when assists by Miller and Amy Grause set up a goal by Jackie Martinez.
Morningside goal keeper Niccole McGuire had a season’s high seven saves in the contest.
Morningside will return to Omaha on Saturday for a 4 p.m. game against Bellevue.