Leigh Anne Bartlett is making her name known through the first three matches of the season.
With the game-winner on Saturday, she has three on the season, her first in an Ottawa University women’s soccer uniform. That is just one behind Kansas Wesleyan’s Michelle Pena for the lead in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Teammate Brooke Mays, also a newcomer on this year’s squad, got the assist on Bartlett’s goal at the 101-minute mark in double overtime Saturday against Morningside College at Braves Field. The 2-1 win kept No. 16 Ottawa a perfect 3-0 on the season.
Abigail Rosales, senior midfielder, opened the scoring for Ottawa with a goal at the 38:27 mark in the first half. The Lady Mustangs didn’t answer until the 50th minute of the second half off a penalty kick by Merle Bublitz. Neither team scored until Bartlett’s goal ended the contest.
OU had 24 shots (17 on goal) to Morningside’s 11 (seven on goal). Nicole Tallent, sophomore goalkeeper, had five saves for the Braves.
Ottawa looks to extend its win streak noon Saturday at home against Midland University.