LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sam Meuwissen scored a career-high-tying six goals and Emily Heckendorf scored five seconds prior to the end of regulation, but Transylvania University outlasted Concordia University Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon for an exciting 15-14 overtime non-conference victory.
TU led from the opening draw and extended its lead to four goals numerous times, but CUW put together three-consecutive goals during the final four minutes of regulation to send the game into an extra period. Meuwissen scored consecutively one minute and 29 seconds apart before Heckendorf marked the equalizer with five seconds on the clock.
During the six-minute overtime Aubrey Bausum continued her impressive outing with a pair of goals. Erin Lau (senior, Cary, Ill.) scored her only goal of the game with 1:29 to play, but the Falcons couldn't get another shot to touch the twine.
CUW (4-5) outshot TU by a 31-24 margin and won 18-of-33 draw controls in the game. The Pioneers were a perfect 12-for-12 on clear attempts and scored five decisive free-position goals. TU also held a 23-14 lead in ground balls.
Meuwissen (senior, Chanhassen, Minn.) three goals in each half and Heckendorf found the back of the net three times. Sophomore Hayley Peppers (Franktown, Colo.) picked up a team-best four ground balls and won a career-high five draw controls.
Bausum, who entered the game ranked third nationally in goals per game, finished with a game-high nine goals for TU (4-5). Sky Spraker tallied four goals, picked up five ground balls, won four draw controls and caused two turnovers.
The overtime game was the first in program history for the Falcons.
CUW concludes its two-game road swing on Sunday at the College of Mount St. Joseph at 11 a.m. CST.