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Beloit Bests BenU In OT

September 10, 2017

Beloit, WI -- The 2017 Beloit College Buccaneers Women's Soccer Program notched their first win of the season today, besting the Benedictine University Eagles 3-2 in single OT. This win also gave new head coach, Connor McKee, his first win as head coach of the Buccaneers.

Senior Tegan Rock started it off for the Bucs, putting a close one past the Eagles goalie at the 16th minute. 

Benedictine would keep the pressure on the Bucs, holding the ball in the Bucs defensive end for most of the 1st period. Beloit would however, be able to handle the pressure, with the Buc defense stepping up to the test. Leading the charge was freshman goalie Connor Keegan-Lloyd, finishing the match with 10 saves in 105 minutes of action. 

In the second frame, the Eagles would battle back, and go up a goal after two, in the 45th and 76th minute, respectively. 

Beloit did not give up the fight, led by sophomore Mikino Kumagi, netting a goal at the 88th minute, with a beautiful assist from Lilli Hagg. 

At the end of 2, Benedictine and Beloit were tied, and the Bucs would get their first taste of overtime in 2017. 

Both teams had some great looks at net very quickly in OT, and it seemed as if junior Genesis Dade was going to be the hero right off the kick, as she had a header that went just left of pipe. 

The hero of the day for the Buccaneers would end up being Mikino Kumagi, who also scored the game-tying marker. Kumagi took a pass across net from Dade, and was able to bury it for the OT game winner.

Beloit has two days off until they travel to Madison to take on Edgewood College. Kickoff is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th, at 7:00 PM.