FREMONT, Neb. – On a chilly evening in September, Midland University’s women’s soccer team took to the pitch Saturday night for their homecoming matchup against University of Jamestown. After 120 minutes of action the two teams came to a 0-0 stalemate. The tie mover the Warriors record on the year to 6-1-1 (3-0-1 GPAC), while the Jimmies move to 5-4-1 (2-1-1 GPAC). The Lady Warriors remain unbeaten in GPAC play, and have yet to concede a goal in conference.
During the first half of play, the Warriors looked as though they might find the back of the net. With six shots and two corner kicks, they were still unable to convert on their chances. Their defense was sound. Allowing for no shots by the Jimmies in the first half.
In the second half the Jimmies found some momentum, earning five shots but Rachel Thigpen was there to stop any chance of them scoring. She had three saves to keep the game scoreless heading into overtime.
As the matched moved to a golden goal overtime, the even play by both teams continued. Neither team was able to get a shot on the others goal and after a pair of ten minute periods the final whistle blew and the teams ended with a draw, earning one point in the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings.
When asked about his teams play head coach Greg Jarosik had this to say, “The girls played well tonight and controlled the tempo of the game. Credit to Jamestown they were organized and defended well tonight. Tough to not get all three points tonight, but the girls know what we have to do from here on in. We will be ready for Wednesday.”
Midland (6-1-1, 3-0-1 GPAC) will return to action Wednesday night as they take host College of Saint Mary (1-8-1, 1-2-1 GPAC) at 7:00 p.m. inside Heedum Field in Fremont.