Sophomore defender Kristina Miller (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn)tied the game at 1-1 early in the second half off a corner kick by freshman Randi Smith (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley). The ball was headed towards goal by sophomore forward Emily Zwiercan(Reinholds, Pa./Cocalico), but hit a defender. As it came to the ground, Miller pounced on it for her first goal of the season, and second in her career.
Trailing 2-1 with a little over five minutes left to play, sophomore midfielder Maddie Mohr (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area)connected from the penalty spot after a Huskies handball inside the 18-yard box to even up the score once again.
The Golden Bears (14-2-1 overall, 12-2-1 PSAC) carried all of the momentum into overtime. They held a 6-1 shots advantage in the two overtime periods, including outshooting Bloomsburg (9-4-3, 8-4-3) 5-0 in the final 10-minute frame.
An opportunity for the game-winning goal inside the six was saved on the line by Huskies goalie Jenna Hawkins (9 saves), who was forced into action often in the latter 30 minutes of the game.
On the other side of the field, not to be outdone, sophomore goalie Jenna Bracken (Wanaque, N.J./Lakeland Regional) finished with four saves.
Mohr’s goal was the 11th on the season and 22nd of her career. She has 51 career points (22 goals, 7 assists).
Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Kutztown stands as the two-seed in the PSAC tournament heading into its season finale at Pitt-Johnstown.
If the Golden Bears win, they will clinch at least the two seed in next week’s PSAC tournament. A win by KU and a tie or loss by West Chester (13-2-1, 13-2) will give KU the top seed.