BISMARCK, ND -- The University of Sioux Falls dropped a thrilling 2-1 double overtime match at the University of Mary Sunday afternoon in Bismarck, N.D. Alex Bachman Williams supplied the Marauders the game-winning strike in the second minute of the second overtime period.

Freshman forward Sidney Allen shined in the Cougars second conference game of the season. Allen (72:45) converted a penalty kick in the 72nd minute to pull USF back into the game and force extended play.

The loss drops USF to 0-6 (0-2, NSIC) and moves U-Mary to 3-2 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in conference play.

U-Mary had several chances in the first half, but strong play by Samantha Maybon prevented any potential scoring. Maybon turned away six shots in net in the first half alone sending the Cougars tied 0-0 at the break.

The Marauders didn't waste any time getting on the board in the second half. In the 64th minute, Emily Christensen found Andera Muller for a header off a beautiful feed from the corner to secure a 1-0 lead.

USF would show some much improved offense in the second half, where they doubled their first half chances with eight shots, but none was bigger than Allen's near the 72nd minute mark. Allen capitalized on a costly Marauder penalty to tie the game and force extra minutes.

Similar to the first 90 minutes, the teams played pretty even in overtime. However, a fired up Alex Williams would blast a 30-yard dart into the top left corner of the net in the second overtime period to lift U-Mary past USF, 2-1.

The Cougars attempted a season-high 14 shots in today's conference match. Mikenna Greathouse led USF's offensive attack with three shots, including two on target, while Desiree Parmenter and Kayci Huslig each added two shots for the Cougars.

Maybon may have been USF most valuable player on the field today. She recorded 10 saves for the Cougars.

USF will travel to St. Cloud, Minn. Saturday, September 22 to challenge the huskies on their turf. The start is set for 1 p.m.

Courtesy:  University of Sioux Falls