Box Score

Van Wylen's first collegiate goal leads Ole women past Luther in double overtime

Michael Abdella
September 5, 2012

DECORAH, Iowa- First-year Madison Van Wylen's first collegiate goal in double overtime was the only goal of the game as the St. Olaf women's soccer team topped Luther 1-0 on Wednesday night.

In a game dominated by both defenses, Van Wylen got on the end of a long ball by Rachael Stets and shot past Cydney Haaland with 2:21 left in the second overtime. Van Wylen's effort was from the right side of the box and went into the lower-left corner for her first career goal.

Both St. Olaf and Luther mustered plenty of shots over the course of the game but neither team was able to make a breakthrough until Van Wylen's goal. With just 13 seconds left in the first overtime, Luther's Kate Manning forced Forbes to make a good save to send the game to the second overtime.

One minute into the second overtime, Herrity's well-struck shot tested Forbes again but Forbes was up to the task. Just one minute later, Herrity hit the post with a long-range shot that had Forbes beat.

The Oles recorded 24 shots to Luther's 18. The visitors also had a 10-5 edge in shots on goal and had 10 corner kicks.

Van Wylen and Amanda Leone each had six shots for St. Olaf, while Maggie Herrity had seven for the Norse. Nora Forbes earned the win in net for the Oles by making three saves, while her defenders blocked two shots. Haaland made six saves for Luther and had three shots blocked in front of her.

The win is the first of the year for the Oles (1-1-0) and Luther falls to 1-2-0. On Saturday, St. Olaf faces St. Scholastica at Rolf Mellby Field at 2 p.m.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.