UNI match ends in overtime stalemate


The UNI women’s soccer team played the Indiana State Sycamores for homecoming weekend. The match ended with a 0-0 tie in overtime.

The Panthers’ Katie Witt attempted the first shot of the match, but Sycamore goalkeeper Brittany San Roman made the save.

Panther goalkeeper Whitney Blunt continued her successful year with a save within the seventh minute mark. Blunt finished the match with four saves. UNI’s Sarah Brandt attempted two shots around the 10-minute mark, but neither shot was able to hit the net.

Neither team was able to find a shot on target until Indiana State’s Sydney Lovelace attempted a shot in the 20th minute, but Blunt was once again there to make the save.

The last three shots of the half were all off target for the Panthers. The first half ended with both teams scoreless. The Panthers outshot the Sycamores, 9-3, in the first half.

UNI’s Amber Nieland attempted a shot just a minute after the second half began, but it was blocked by the Sycamore defense.

Blunt kept the Sycamores off the board again with a couple saves in the 51st and 57th-minute marks.

Annie Dale had a header attempt that was blocked by the Sycamore defense in the 63rd minute.

San Roman was also keeping the Panthers off the scoreboard with a few saves within the 70th and 73rd minute marks. The next three Sycamore attempts failed off-target.

Neither team could find the net in the closing minutes of the second half, as it came to an end, 0-0.

The first period of overtime began with each team’s shot attempts blocked. The next two attempts by Indiana State both failed to find the net.

Annie Dale had a chance in the 98th minute but was saved by San Roman.

The Panthers defense held strong in the second overtime period as they kept Indiana State to only one off target shot attempt.

Annie Dale had the last three chances to put the match away but was unable to find the net. The match ended, 0-0. The Panthers outshot the Sycamores, 28-15, with nine on target. Both goalkeepers came up big for each team with 13 total saves.

The Panthers will travel in-state to Des Moines to play the Drake Bulldogs on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.