SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s and women’s soccer teams played a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader against Morningside College Tuesday night in Sioux City, Iowa. The men finished in a 2-2 tie in double overtime with the Mustangs while the Tiger women fell 3-1.
Tuesday marked the seventh overtime game of the season for the Dakota Wesleyan men and the fifth in the last seven games. It was also the fourth double overtime game of the year for the Tigers. Morningside took a 1-0 lead 10 minutes into the game on a goal by Saxx Adams, but the Tigers tied it at 1-1 just before halftime on a goal by Aaron Foss.
DWU took a 2-1 lead at the 51-minute mark when Hugo Gonzalez scored off an assist from Jose Lopez, but Morningside (-8-2, 3-2-2) tied the score at the 68-minute mark on an unassisted goal by Chico Hernandez. Both teams had a shot on goal in both overtimes, but neither was able to capitalize and the score stayed tied after 110 minutes of play.
Morningside had a 19-13 edge in shots, including a 12-5 margin in shots on goal. Alex Nelson made 10 saves for the Tigers (3-10-2, 1-4-2), including two in the overtime periods to preserve the tie.
The Mustang women scored first four minutes in against Dakota Wesleyan in the first game of the day, but Yutzil Rodriguez scored off an assist from Kylie Keiser at the 24-minute mark to make it a 1-1 game. Morningside scored again 33 minutes into the game, and added a third goal 12 minutes into the second half. Kelsey Niles scored all three goals for the Mustangs (7-5-4, 3-2-2).
The Mustangs outshot Dakota Wesleyan (2-7-1, 2-4-1) 20-4, including a 12-2 margin in shots on goal. Erika Carpenter and Kari Durham split time in goal for the Tigers. Carpenter made seven saves in the first half and Durham made two in the second.
Dakota Wesleyan is back at home Saturday, Oct. 20, when it hosts Midland University. The women’s game is at 1 p.m. and the men follow at 3:30 p.m.
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