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Women's soccer: Quinones goal lifts USD to win

Entering Friday's soccer game against rival South Dakota, UND was looking to hold onto its momentum from last week's come-from-behind win over Northern Iowa.

Entering Friday's soccer game against rival South Dakota, UND was looking to hold onto its momentum from last week's come-from-behind win over Northern Iowa.

South Dakota, however, was looking to gain some momentum after starting the season with shutout losses of 3-0 to Northern Iowa and 8-0 to Creighton.

The Coyotes gained big, as Katie Quinones scored her second goal of the game with 22 seconds remaining in the second overtime to top UND 3-2 at Bronson Field.

The Sioux will get another shot at South Dakota on Sunday when they travel to Vermillion for the second match of the home-and-home nonconference series.

"It will be a good game to see how we bounce back," UND coach Kristen Gay said.

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UND dominated the first half, outshooting South Dakota 11-6 and getting a goal from Alex Zarling to lead 1-0 at the break.

At the 28-minute mark, Sarah Penner had a one-on-one contest with South Dakota goalie Jennifer Ogren. The goalkeeper came out and saved Penner's shot, but Zarling got the rebound and scored.

Ogren was solid the entire game, showing a lot of athleticism in her saves.

"She definitely kept them in the game," Gay said of South Dakota's goalie. "She's probably the best player on that team."

Ogren finished with nine stops. UND goalie Monica Stierman had six saves.

Michelle Marshall tied the game at 59:34 of the second half when she raced downfield and put a shot over the head of Stierman into the back of the Sioux net.

Just more than three minutes later, Quinones had another quick strike to give South Dakota a 2-1 lead.

"We were able to not get down after we allowed a goal," South Dakota coach Marcia Oliveira said. "We see this a lot and we were able to just stay calm."

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Becca Krynski had an opportunity for the Sioux shortly after Quinones' goal, but was robbed by Ogren, who dove to the left and got a hand on the ball as she was in the air.

"Our girls did well being down 2-1. I thought we'd be able to put it away," Gay said.

UND then switched its formation to a 3-3-4 to give more to its attack.

With a little more than seven minutes remaining in regulation, Penner took a header off of a goalie kick at midfield that was directed to freshman Rhaya Ballon. The front four Sioux went on the attack, forcing Ogren to come up and Ballon scored to tie the game at 2.

"That (formation) got us back in the game," Gay said. "The combination that we had in today worked together. Certainly we need to work on our runs and finish the opportunities that we have."

South Dakota outshot UND 2-1 in the first overtime and 6-0 in the second overtime.

"We started overtime like we were starting the game, at 0-0," Oliveira said. "We didn't get phased too much."

Quinones was behind a Sioux defender, took a header off of a defender and sent a cross shot past Stierman into the back right corner of the net for the game-winner.

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South Dakota and UND are former North Central Conference rivals and both teams are making the transition to Division I at the same time. Gay said that adds to the rivalry.

South Dakota 3, UND 2, 2 OT

Key play: Katie Quinones' game-winning goal with 22 seconds remaining in double overtime.

Key player: Quinones, 2 goals. 1 assist.

Related Topics: UND SOCCER
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