The Central Missouri women’s soccer team needed just two minutes of overtime Friday in Somers, Wis., to reach the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.
The Jennies beat Minnesota State-Mankato 3-2 when Mikala Modri scored off an assist by Emily Franchett. Next up for Central Missouri is Grand Valley State (Mich.), which beat Midwest Region host Wisconsin Parkside 1-0, also in overtime, on Friday.
Central Missouri and Grand Valley play at noon Sunday for a spot in the D-II women’s College Cup.
Hannah Pyle, who headed in a goal off a Taylor Thompson corner in the 18th minute, and Megan Wooley, who also scored on a header, from Julie Ireland, gave the Jennies a 2-0 halftime lead before the Mavericks answered with second-half goals by Korey Kronfrost and Dana Savino, who tied the score on a penalty kick in the 71st minute.
Missouri knocked out
Unfortunately for the Missouri Tigers, Washington also just needed two minutes of overtime to claim a big victory.
The Missouri women were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by Washington in the second round on Friday in Palo Alto, Calif., when the Huskies’ Kimberly Keever scored in overtime, giving the Huskies the 1-0 victory.
The Tigers, who were trying to get past the second round of the tournament for the first time in progam history, finished the season with a record of 12-7-3.
▪ The Rockhurst women advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 17-25, 15-12 over Truman State on Friday in the Midwest Region in Allendale, Mich. Preecy Seever had 14 kills and nine blocks for the Hawks, while Whitney Kostal had 55 assists.
Rockhurst will play host Grand Valley State on Saturday at 6 p.m. for the regional title and a berth into the quarterfinals.
▪ Post (Conn.) sophomore Skylar German, a Park Hill grad, was chosen to the NCAA Division II volleyball all-East Region first team by Daktronics on Thursday. She is also the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference player of the year after leading Post to its first NCAA Tournament. The Eagles finished the season 22-11 after losing their first-round match Thursday.