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Lutes and Boxers Battle to 1-1 Double OT Draw

Alex Murray maintains possession against a Pacific player.
Alex Murray maintains possession against a Pacific player.

PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran got a second half goal from Emma Wayerski to tie the game and the Lutes ended up with a 1-1 double overtime draw with the visiting Pacific Boxers in a Sunday afternoon Northwest Conference women's soccer match played at East Field.

The Lutes earned their second tie in as many conference matches and are now 2-0-2 overall and 0-0-2 in the NWC. Pacific, meanwhile, is 3-1-3 overall and 0-1-1 in the conference.

The Boxers took the lead at the 37:52 mark of the first half when McKenna Davidson scored an unassisted goal, her first tally of the season, after some defensive confusion in the PLU box.

Wayerski's first goal as a collegiate player proved to be a big one as she tied the score 61:26 into the contest. Samantha Benner ran onto a long pass kicked into space behind the Pacific defense just before it crossed the touch line, and she was able to bend the ball back in front of the net. Lauren Larson, PLU's leading scorer with five goals, couldn't connect, but Wayerski was there on the back post to slot a shot at a tight angle past Pacific keeper Brittany Hartmann.

Pacific had the majority of the play in the two 10-minute overtime periods and Marisa Gonzalez made three of her five saves in the final OT period. Pacific's Hartmann played all 110 minutes without a save, though her defense cleared a goal-bound PLU shot off the line. Pacific had five shots in overtime to one for PLU.

The Boxers ended up with a 14-6 advantage in shots, while the Lutes took three corner kicks - all in the first half - to none for the visitors.

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