Joyce Records Another Hat-Trick, Warriors Edged In OT By Cougars

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MANKATO, Minn. (WLCSports.com) – The Wisconsin Lutheran College women's soccer team suffered a 4-3 overtime setback against the Minnesota-Morris Cougars Sunday afternoon at the Bethany Lutheran Soccer Field. Helen Joyce (De Pere, Wis.) recorded her second consecutive hat-trick, netting three goals in the second half as the Warriors overcame a 3-0 deficit. However, UMM connected on a golden goal just two minutes into overtime for the 4-3 win.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Minnesota-Morris 4, Wisconsin Lutheran 3 (OT)
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (1-3-0), Minnesota-Morris (2-2-0)
  • Location: BLC Soccer Field, Mankato, Minn.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Cougars jumped out to an early lead, scoring twice in the first 10 minutes of the contest.
  • Minnesota-Morris added another goal at the 35' mark when Molly Hancuh scored off of a free kick.
  • Just three minutes after the second half kickoff, Joyce scored her first goal of the game and fourth of the season.
  • Joyce scored again off of a loose ball in the box in the 54' to bring the Warriors within one.
  • Joyce completed her second straight hat-trick in the 78' when she took a pass from Mady Hirsch (Jefferson, Wis.) inside the box and beat the keeper, tying the game at 3-3.
  • The two teams remained tied at the end of regulation and headed into a golden goal overtime.
  • Just two minutes into the overtime period, Brooke Lorentz scored the game-winner to give the Cougars the 4-3 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • The Warriors registered 16 total shots, with seven coming on goal.
  • Joyce registered four shots on goal, while Kendra Schumacher (Little Chute, Wis.) had three.
  • Hailey Krause (Wauwatosa, Wis.) made four saves in net.
  • Seven different Warriors played in all 92 minutes of the match. 

FOR THE FOES

  • Hancuh led the Cougars with three shots on goal, two which found the back of the net.
  • Tiffany Oren and Lorentz also got on the scoresheet.
  • The Cougars totaled nine shots for the match.
  • Megan Tschida earned the victory, registering four saves in 92 minutes of play.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors return home to Milwaukee Wednesday when they host Ripon (4-0-0) at 7:00 p.m. in the first of three games this week. The Red Hawks last defeated Illinois Tech 3-1 Saturday. Links to live stats and video will be available for the match at WLCSports.com