Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton Thunder women's soccer team was a 2-1 victor in two overtimes against Principia College on Saturday night at Wheaton's Bob Baptista Invitational. Wheaton is now 2-0 on the year, while Principia falls to 1-1. The Thunder will travel to Calvin College on Tuesday for a 4 PM (ET) match against the Knights.
For the second consecutive match Wheaton's opponent struck first, as Principia's Rachel Publicover scored at the 9:19 mark off an assist by Kristen Crandall. Publicover put the ball into the far post, on a shot from about 15 yards out.
The Thunder tied the match at 1-1 in the 76th minute when sophomore #Anna Seabolt# headed in a cross from senior #Val Lelle# to level the score. Wheaton was unable to complete its rally in regulation need a pair of overtime periods to earn the win. Senior All-American #Laura Karsten# booted in the game-winner with 2:15 remaining in the second overtime on a pass from #Alexa Sharkey# that was sparked by #Annie Hamilton#'s corner kick
Wheaton held a 21-7 advantage in shots on the night, including an 8-0 edge in the two overtime periods. The Thunder held a 10-1 edge in corner kicks. Wheaton goalkeeper #Kelsey Graham# made three saves, with one goal allowed in 110 minutes of work. Principia netminder Sanna Aahman made seven saves and allowed two goals into the Panthers' net.