The Pirates appeared to have retaken control three minutes later. Jackie Day raced up the right side and crossed a perfect pass to the far post where Katrin Grant was there to head in past PLU keeper Marisa Gonzalez, giving Whitworth a 2-1 lead in the 82nd minute. It was Grant's first goal of the season. But Mimi Granlund tied it again in the 88th minute when she headed in a corner kick from Blake Warner for her initial goal in 2012. Grant had a good chance at a winning goal two minutes into the first overtime, but her laser from 15 yards hit the cross bar. Benner then had PLU's best chance in extra play, but her shot was saved by Rothrock. Mackenzie Grow had a good look at a long shot in the second extra period, but Gonzalez just got enough on the ball to keep it out of the net. Whitworth finished with a 16-9 edge in overall shots, but shots on-goal were even at 5-5. Both keepers made three saves.
Gonzalez, a freshman keeper, stood strong with her defensive back line for 110 minutes against a Whitman team that took 26 shots to 11 for Pacific Lutheran, which is now 2-1-5 overall and 0-1-5 in the conference. The five ties eclipses a program record for ties in a season, breaking the record of four set by the 1991 NAIA national championship team that finished with an 18-2-4 mark. Gonzalez was called on to make 13 of her saves during regulation when Whitman took 25 of its 26 shots. Three of her saves came within a period of one minute, 20 seconds at the start of the second half.
The Lutes started getting more of the play in the final 10 minutes of regulation and into overtime. Over the course of the two 10-minute extra periods the Lutes took three shots to just one for the host Missionaries. Corner kicks went in favor of Whitman, 7-1.