KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Seattle University women’s soccer played to a 1-1 draw at Kansas City Sunday afternoon. Mo Nagel scored her first career goal in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) match at Durwood Stadium.
"I have been really proud of the improvement I'm seeing from game to game," said Coach Julie Woodward. "It's exactly what we want. Today was a great battle of two very good teams. We're excited to be back home for two games next weekend."
SU (5-6-2, 1-0-1 WAC) looked to be the stronger side in the first half, keeping possession and testing the Roo defense continuously. In the scoreless frame, the Redhawks held a 5-1 advantage in shots and drew several key fouls to set up set pieces in Kansas City’s half.
In the second half, Seattle U kept working, but the match wore on with neither side finding the back of the net. In the 76th minute, Rachel Bowler sent a long ball overhead to Kacey LaBoda, who sprinted past her defender and crossed a ball to her right. The pass was redirected and found the feet of Nagel, who settled and smashed a shot into the goal for a 1-0 advantage.
The hosts ramped their efforts in need of an equalizer. They finally earned a free kick in the 89th minute. Rylan Childers scored to force overtime.
Both teams had opportunities in OT, but the defenses stood tall as the clock reached its 110-minute ceiling.
SU held a 13-11 margin in shots. Madison Waguespack posted two saves in goal.
The Redhawks return home for a pair of WAC games next weekend, as CSU Bakersfield and New Mexico State visit Championship Field.