Boilermakers Drop OT Heartbreaker 3-2
Oct. 12, 2017

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women's soccer overcame a two-goal deficit to extend the game into overtime, but Nebraska scored the golden goal in the 97th minute just moments after the Boilermakers thought they had been victorious in 3-2 fashion.

Elyse Huber scored point blank off a right-to-left cross from Meg Brandt to end the game with three minutes remaining in the first overtime period.

Only 30 seconds earlier on the game clock, Kylie Hase's header off a Sarah Clark free kick had bounced over the Nebraska goalkeeper and into the net. But the linesman on the east sideline raised his flag after the ball went into the net, signaling an offsides that negated the would-be game-winner as the Purdue players rushed the field. After the game, the officials declined to say who specifically was offsides for the Boilermakers (9-5-1, 4-3-1 B1G).

There were three goals scored in a span of eight minutes and 23 seconds early in the second half. The Huskers (9-3-3, 3-1-3 B1G) took a 2-0 lead on Brandt's goal in the 48th minute. But Purdue found a way to tie it by the 56th minute.

Maddy Williams converted on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute. Just under three minutes later, Maddy Duncan set up Andrea Petrina's equalizer. Purdue has trailed at the half in only three of its 15 games this season, but has scored a second-half equalizer in all three games.

Williams matched her seasonal career high with her 10th goal of 2017. The senior's 34th career goal moved her within one of the program's all-time record. She's the first player in Purdue history with a pair of 10-goal seasons. Williams is now 4-for-5 on penalty kicks in her career.

Petrina's goal was her seventh of the season, four coming in Big Ten play, and 14th career. She has accounted for two of those three second-half equalizers.

Sami Reinhard opened the scoring in the 19th minute by bending a free kick from the 25 yards out on the left flank into the top right 90 of the net. The goal ended the Boilermakers' program-record shutout streak at home at 470 consecutive minutes. It was the first goal Purdue had conceded at Folk Field since Aug. 21.

The teams combined for 23 shots in a frenetic second half that coincidentally only featured one corner kick. Nebraska won the game without generating a corner kick opportunity all night.

Williams nearly tied the Purdue all-time goals record three times in the second half. She had two shots hit the crossbar and another bounce just a few inches wide of the right post. Nebraska keeper Aubrei Corder was aggressive in coming off her line and regularly leaving the 18-yard box. Williams almost made her pay twice.

In the 65th minute, Williams tried to beat Corder over the top from just past the midfield circle. The ball was floated perfected towards the crossbar and Corder was able to use her every inch of her six-foot frame to get her fingertips on the ball, redirecting it off the bar.

In the 76th minute, Corder was outside the 18-yard box when Williams was able to dribble around her on the left flank. Williams got off a free shot after eluding the keeper, but it came from a tough angle and trickled just wide of the far post.

The crossbar took the brunt of Williams' eighth and final shot of the game in the 84th minute. The opportunity from the right side of the 18-yard box was ultimately the best chance for either side to take the lead before the end of regulation.

Purdue goalkeeper Katie Luce made two saves on the night. She was one of seven Boilermakers to log 90-plus minutes. Maya Lambert, Hannah Mussallem, Clark and Hase all went the distance. Gabby LaMere didn't leave the field until suffering a leg injury early in overtime. Duncan logged 68 minutes to lead the reserves, taking over at left back after Vanessa Korolas was moved up to forward in the 29th minute.

The Boilermakers scored in a 12th consecutive home game dating back to last season.

Purdue returns to action Sunday for a 1 p.m. ET game vs. Iowa. The program's seniors will be recognized prior to kickoff at the annual Senior Day ceremony.




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