Madelyn Runyan scored in the final seconds of regulation and Addie Schmitz during the third minute of the second overtime period to give the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team a stunning 2-1 victory over UW-Eau Claire on Saturday (Oct. 19) at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium.
UW-Eau Claire (10-5, 2-2 WIAC) appeared to be in line for its third straight victory over UW-Oshkosh, but Runyan won a scramble for the ball off a free kick and tapped a 1-yard match-tying shot into the net with only two seconds left in regulation. Runyan, UW-Oshkosh's goalkeeper, vacated the Titan net for the free kick deep in UW-Eau Claire territory and the result was her first collegiate goal.
After a scoreless first overtime period, UW-Oshkosh (6-7-1, 2-2 WIAC) completed the rousing comeback victory on a goal by Schmitz at the 2:25 mark (102:25) of the second overtime session. Schmitz's fourth goal of the season was a 10-yard kick that followed a pass from Mackenzie Bennett.
The teams were involved in a scoreless battle until UW-Eau Claire's Hannah Schaetzel scored off a pass from Emily Sullivan during the contest's 55th minute (54:52) of action. Schaetzel's kick from 10-yards out marked her second goal of the season.
UW-Oshkosh attempted 15 shots in the match, including eight that were saved by UW-Eau Claire goalkeeper Anna Sveiven. The Titans were led by the three shots from Schmitz and the two each from Mallory Knight, Maddie Morris, Amber Richter and Tory Schumann.
UW-Eau Claire launched 17 shots and earned seven of the game's nine corner kick opportunities. The Blugolds had six shots saved by Runyan and another by a Titan defensive player.
UW-Eau Claire's overall shot count featured three from both Schaetzel and Sullivan and two each from Tessa Grywalsky, Krista Koenig and Emma Stange.
UW-Oshkosh takes a three-match winning streak into Wednesday's (Oct. 23) contest at UW-Stevens Point.