Santa Clarita, Calif.- The Master’s College women’s soccer team kept their season alive with a 1-0 overtime win against Trinity Lutheran (WA) at home on Friday afternoon in an NCCAA West Region semi-final match. The win puts the Lady Mustangs record at 11-9-1 and one win away form reaching the NCCAA National Championship Tournament.
Coach Lewis’s squad was not quite ready to be done with their season, and they showed that by peppering the Trinity Lutheran goalie, Kaylin Wilson, with 37 total shots in the game. TMC put 25 of those shots on frame to keep Wilson busy the entire game.
In the first half, Master’s would play stifling defense as they would not even allow Trinity Lutheran to manage one shot through the first 45 minutes. The Lady Mustangs had an astounding 12 shots on goal in the first half.
The second half was more of the same as TMC would put 12 more shots on goal but to no avail once again. The defense continued to play well too which would force the game into overtime as Trinity Lutheran could not find the back of the net either.
The overtime period would not last long. In the fifth minute of overtime, 95th minute overall, Natasha Coyle would bury an unassisted goal to end the game and reward Master’s for a very well played game.
There were four Lady Mustangs with at least three shots on goal, and Shea Richards lead the way with five shots on frame. Ilyssa Espiritu saved every shot that came her way and posted a very timely shutout for Master’s.
Coach Lewis’s team will play at former GSAC rival Cal Baptist tomorrow at 1:00 pm.