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Warhawk Women Tie Knox College at Home

Published: September 19, 2018

Two overtimes was not enough to decide a winner in Wednesday evening's match between the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women's soccer team and Knox College. The teams ended in a 0-0 double-overtime tie under the lights of Fiskum Field in Whitewater.

The Warhawks, 5-3-1, outshot the Prairie Fire 14-13, but could not find the back of the net, thus resulting in their first tie of the season.

Carli Nehls (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) tested Knox keeper Sierra Daniger in the second minute of the match, but Daniger made the save and neither team managed a shot on goal the rest of the half.

The second half was much more eventful with a total of 15 shots between the two teams.

Senior captain Payton DeLuga (Algonquin, Ill./Dundee Crown) put a shot on goal in the 66th minute and teammate Kaci Schonert (Racine, Wis./Horlick) did the same in the 72nd minute, but Daniger made stops on both attempts.

Knox notched their first quality shot on goal in the 80th minute, and followed it up quickly with a pair of shots on goal in the 81st minute but junior goalkeeper Nina Yonan (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) stopped all three to send the match to overtime.

The Prairie Fire had the best chances in both overtime periods, but Yonan racked up four more saves to earn the shutout and the tie.

This was the first ever meeting between these two programs.

The Warhawks will hit the road for their next three games with a match at MSOE on Sunday, September 23 at 1 p.m. first on the list. Then UW-W will travel to Carthage three days later and UW-Eau Claire three days after that.

 
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