Baker University’s Megan Johnson knocked in a goal inside of five minutes to go in regulation that knotted the score up.
Johnson’s goal at 86:49 in Tuesday’s season opening match at Ottawa University equalized one from Ottawa’s Caroline Jenkins at 54:28, and sent the match into extra playing time. A stalemate after two overtime periods ended the women’s soccer match in a 1-1 tie.
The No. 15 Lady Braves held their own against Baker, out-shooting the No. 6 Lady Wildcats 28-14, and 11-6 in shots on goal.
Jenkins, senior forward, picked up where she left off after last year’s record-smashing season. She led the team in shots with seven, and shots on goal with three.
Kodie Johnson, senior goalkeeper, had five saves for Ottawa.
The tie marked the first time since 2013 that the Lady Braves have not dropped their match with the non-conference rival. In 2013, Ottawa versus Baker also ended in a 1-1 tie.
Ottawa (0-0-1) is back in action 1 p.m. Saturday against Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. They play 1 p.m. Sunday against Briar Cliff University in Sioux City.