Women’s soccer scores in dramatic fashion to force a tie on the road

Every second counts.

With two seconds left on the clock in regulation, the UW-Eau Claire women’s soccer team sunk a goal to force the game into double overtime, leading to an eventual 1-1 tie against Augsburg College (Minn.) on Saturday.

In the 89th minute of the game, a Blugold pass deflected off an Augsburg player and into the back of the net to keep Eau Claire’s undefeated season alive.

The late goal sent the game into two 10-minute overtime periods, but neither team was able to snag another goal. Eau Claire is now 2-0-1 for the 2013-2014 season the season while Augsburg is now 2-0-3.

The first goal wasn’t scored until 67:48 of the second half by Augsburg’s Maris Bolender. The Blugolds took seven shots in the first period and Augsburg took eight. Eau Claire had six shots in the second half, zero in the first overtime and two in the second.  Augsburg had nine, seven and three, respectively.  Eau Claire goalie Nina Behrenbrinker played all 110 minutes and recorded 10 saves.

In total, Augsburg took 27 shots, while Eau Claire shot 15.

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