Wildcats play to overtime draw

Wildcats play to overtime draw

The Wildcats wrapped up the regular season on Sunday as they hosted Ottawa University (Ariz.) at Lowry Sports Complex.

In the third minute, Kelsie Treloar (Conifer, Colo.) put the first shot on target of the contest but OUAZ's Brooke Riddle made the save. Ottawa went up 1-0 in the seventh minute as Kaycee Youngs found a pass from Kaitlyn Kelsey and put it past JWU's Victoria Diaz (San Dimas, Calif.). Natasha Martin (Las Vegas, Nev.) put a shot on frame in the 23rd minute, but Riddle again made the stop. Diaz made a save on an attempt by Danica Milan in the 27th minute to keep the 'Cats deficit to one goal. A 33rd minute attempt by Molly Sharples (Henderson, Nev.) put a shot wide as the Wildcat's looked for the equalizer.

In the second half, Sharples sent a ball in that Riddle made the stop on as JWU kept pressing. Katelyn Peters (Brighton, Colo.) took over in goal in the second half for Johnson & Wales and was called into action in the 50th minute, making the stop. Riddle had a pair of back to back saves in the 68th minute as Emily Smith (Westminster, Colo.) and Martin put consecutive shots on frame. In the 78th minute, Martin sent a corner kick into the box that Treloar connected on to tie the match 1-1. The 'Cats had a pair of attempts late but Riddle made stops on both attempts.

In the two overtime periods, each team had a shot on target in the second overtime but the keepers made the needed stops to keep the game tied 1-1 at the final buzzer.

Treloar and Martin each had three shots on goal for Johnson & Wales and Diaz and Peters combined to make three stops.