Western Michigan women’s soccer lost a tough match against Kent State in overtime Sunday.
The hosting Broncos outshot Kent State 16-6 overall and 10-4 in shots on goal, but failed to capitalize on several chances to get the ball in the net.
The first half was especially frustrating for WMU, which had a 7-1 advantage in shots at halftime and a 5-1 advantage in shots on goal but the scoreboard still read 0-0. The Broncos finally struck in the first minute of the second half as Morgan Otteson netted her first goal of the year.
The Golden Flashes would strike back with a goal by Dalaney Ranallo in the 56th minute to tie the match at 1-1. The score would hold that way until the closing minutes in spite of six corner kick opportunities for WMU.
In the 86th minute, Cameron Shedenhelm netted her seventh goal of the season to put Kent State on top 2-1. Karly Hellstrom assisted on both goals as she played a big part in the KSU offense in the match.
Exactly one minute later, Mary Dziuba struck for the Broncos with her third goal of the season to retie the match and force overtime. Dziuba would get another shot on goal in the extra period but it was saved by Sarah Melen, who made saves on eight of the Broncos’ 10 shots on goal.
In the 95th minute, Callie Cunningham got a shot past Maggie Rogers for the game-winner, assisted by Shedenhelm and Hellstrom.
It was the first time WMU scored multiple goals in a game since Aug. 29, but the squad still could not secure a point.
Rogers made just one save in the game while allowing three goals. Otteson led the Broncos in shots with four, landing one on goal for a score.
With the loss, the Broncos sit at 3-10-0 (1-5-0 MAC) on the season. WMU travels to Buffalo for its next match Thursday at 7 p.m.