WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women's soccer went to overtime with an opponent for the third game in a row and lost in sudden-death fashion for the second consecutive Sunday when Kansas scored the lone goal of the match in 99th minute at the Varsity Soccer Complex.
The Jayhawks' Ingrid Vidal scored the golden goal when she popped up a loose ball near the top of the 18-yard box over the head of Purdue goalkeeper Clara Kridler and inside the left post. The spin on the ball appeared to push it back towards the left post while it was in the air and it spun in the net after it hit the ground.
Dayton won the four-team Boilermaker Challenge Cup Sunday with its 1-0 win against Cal State Northridge in the final game of the weekend. The Flyers' Colleen Williams was named the tournament's Offensive MVP after scoring the game-winner against Northridge. Dayton center back Kelsey Miller garnered Defensive MVP honors.
The Boilermakers (2-5-1) lamented failing to capitalize on their numerous second-half scoring chances Sunday. Purdue challenged KU (6-2) goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau with 11 of their 19 shots but she made all 11 saves. The Boilers also had a 7-2 edge in corner kicks.
Both goalkeepers made a number of quality saves to keep the game scoreless for nearly 100 minutes. Liebetrau made a diving stop near the right post on a header by Hadley Stuart after a left to right cross in the 82nd minute. The KU `keeper also made the best save of overtime when she made a sliding stop to her left on a 1-v-1 chance for Laura McCalla in the 95th minute.
McCalla also saw Liebetrau stop her one-touch shot attempt with a dive to the left in the 53rd minute. About 15 minutes later, Liebetrau deflected a shot by McCalla off the crossbar. Lauren Montenegro collected the rebound near the top of the 18-yard box but after needing an extra touch to get in position to shoot, the shot was hit directly at the body of Liebetrau for an easy save.
Kridler finished with seven saves, her highest total since making eight in the season-opening win at Toledo. She made a pair of quality stops in the early portion of the first half to keep the game scoreless. She made a diving save to her right to deflect out a blast from Whitney Berry in the 21st minute. About seven minutes later, she used quick reflexes in a 1-v-1 situation to snare a shot by Vidal as it was rising above her head.
Kridler's best save of the second half came in the 49th minute. Following a left-to-right cross, KU's Liana Salazar crashed the back side of the play and hit a blast from the left flank. Kridler was able to move laterally across the six-yard box and get a hand on the shot to deflect it wide of the left post.
Center backs Brookley Rogers and Jessica Warren were once again the only Purdue players that went the distance. McCalla logged 65 minutes to lead the reserves. Rogers represented the Boilers on the All-Tournament Team.
Purdue is now 0-4-3 in its last seven overtime affairs dating back to the 2010 season opener. The Boilermakers had not played in three consecutive games decided in overtime since the 2002 postseason. That stretch included an overtime win against Indiana and a shootout loss to Ohio State at the Big Ten Tournament and a shootout win against Eastern Illinois at the NCAA Tournament.
Purdue continues its eight-game homestand and closes out nonconference play Wednesday against Indiana State. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the Varsity Soccer Complex.