Northwestern 1, Peru 1 (NW wins shootout 5-3)
The Purple Tigers kept their conference record unblemished, playing the Bengal Tigers even through regulation and both overtimes before connecting on all five of their penalty kicks.
Robert Olsen scored Northwestern’s regulation goal in the first half before Peru scored the equalizer with 15 minutes to play.
Jacob Wagner, Blaine Brutus, Olsen, Garrett Hite and Parker Fessenden all found the back of the net for the Purple Tigers (6-1, 3-0 MIC). Evan LaDow added eight saves in goal in the win, including one in the penalty kicks
“Peru played really well,” Northwestern coach Jim Wagner said. “We struggled playing on their football field a little bit. The guys fought through that, and even though it was really hot and the guys were tired, they persevered through. We dominated the overtimes but just couldn’t get one through. We came through on the PKs, and Evan came up with a big save for us.”
WESTERN 4, TAYLOR 0
Western blanked Taylor in MIC play.
Goalie Lydia Owens posted 23 saves for the Titans (1-5-1, 1-2 MIC), who had six shots on goal.
“Lydia had a big night for us,” Taylor coach John Piotrowicz said. “Western is a pretty tough team. They’re about as good as they’ve been in 10 years. We knew it would be a tough game for us. Even though we got beat 4-0 I thought we played really well, and Lydia helped that. She had a great game in goal. … It was a tough night with the weather, but our kids didn’t quit on us. They kept fighting.”
NW 6, Maconaquah 1
Korey Price scored three goals to lead the Tigers to the MIC win. Brandi Harmon, Michaela Bennett and Kindra Hamrick added a goal apiece.
Maconaquah scored with 13 seconds remaining to avoid the shutout.