Hindman Scores in OT To Lift Bearcats Over UPS in Battle of Nationally Ranked Teams

SALEM: Sophomore forward Brenna Hindman scored two minutes into the second overtime as the Willamette University women’s soccer team remained undefeated with a 2-1 victory over the University of Puget Sound.

It was the second straight game that Hindman (pictured left) won with an overtime goal.

This time it gave the Bearcats (9-0 overall, 4-0 NWC) a victory over the No. 3 ranked team in the country. The Bearcats came into the game No. 9 in Division III national rankings.

UPS (7-1 overall, 3-1 NWC) took an early lead just nine minutes into the game when Yuri Miyamori dribbled down the center of the field and blasted a shot past Willamette goalie Kari Woody.

Anne Merten, back after missing three games with a knee injury, tied the game ten minutes later when she hammered home a shot from the top of the penalty box. Hindman and Jessica Lammers got credit for assists on Merten’s seventh goal of the season.

The two teams played a scoreless second half and first overtime before Hindman headed home a shot early in the second overtime. Laura Uhlmansiek and Joey Muchlinski assisted on Hindman’s goal.

For the game, the Bearcats outshot UPS 25-11. Erin Williams had eight saves for the Loggers in the second half alone. Woody had six saves for the Bearcats. Willamette limited UPS to four shots in the second half and none in overtime.

the Bearcats look to extend their 68-game home unbeaten streak on Sunday when they host Pacific Lutheran University at noon.

Brenna Hindman

Brenna Hindman