Katie Farris and the 18th-ranked Master's College Mustangs needed most of regulation to come back and tie the Southern Oregon University women's soccer team Monday at U.S. Cellular Community Park, but it took just a few moments for them to sink the Raiders in overtime.
Farris tapped in the equalizer in the 78th minute, handling Stephanie Albright's cross from the right corner, and then converted the golden goal just 33 seconds into overtime as the Mustangs won 2-1 in the SOU Season-Opening Showcase game. Both teams are 1-1 on the season.
The overtime goal from Farris was about 20 yards deep, straight on and just over the outstretched arms of SOU keeper Devon Walker.
The Raiders went ahead in the third minute, accepting a gift from the Mustangs on Jacquie Galvez's first score of the season. Galvez, who was assisted by Megan McArthur, sent a rocket from 25 yards out that was within the reach of Master's keeper Jessica Zubia, but Zubia misjudged the bounce as it short-hopped past her and into the net.
She wouldn't be very busy for the rest of the afternoon, needing just three saves as the Raiders got off six total shots.
The Mustangs had 19 shots, including 12 after halftime, taking advantage of SOU having to play a defender down due to Paige Kilpatrick's red card in the 59th minute that was the result of her stopping a Master's breakaway. The contest also featured five yellow cards.
SOU is host to Hope International at 4:30 p.m. Friday at U.S. Cellular. The game will be preceded by a Corban-Menlo contest.
Players of the week
Emma Gasman and Caylin Jackson helped their Southern Oregon teams get off to quick starts and were rewarded with Cascade Collegiate Conference Red Lion Player of the Week kudos, the league office announced.
Jackson took the women's soccer offensive award for scoring one goal and assisting the other during the Raiders' 2-0 win Saturday over Marymount. The sophomore did her damage off the bench and already has as many points as she did all of last year.
Gasman got the defensive award for volleyball thanks to her performance in four matches at the Biola Invitational, where the Raiders went 3-1. The 6-foot middle-blocker assisted 10 blocks in Thursday's five-set victory against Westmont, and in a sweep of 22nd-ranked Vanguard was in on 12 blocks to go with her 11 kills. The sophomore reached double figures in blocks just once last season. She had 32 kills over the weekend.