The University of South Dakota Women’s soccer team drew with the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Vermillion Friday, as neither team could find the back of the net in the 0-0 overtime match.
USD managed to hit goalpost iron twice in the match. In the 14th minute, first-year defender Katlin Ptacek had a shot hit the left upright after a battle in the box. Near the end of the first overtime, junior forward Taylor Nivala drilled the crossbar with a right-footed shot after connecting with a cross.
The best chance for Omaha to score came in the first overtime. Marquette Pick leaped for a header, sending the ball flying at the USD goal. Coyote goalie Mackenzie Viktor reacted quickly, deflecting the ball safely out of play.
USD generated 18 shots, six on goal, in the match, while Omaha had 13 attempts, 10 on goal.
With the draw, USD moves to 7-4-1 on the year, 0-0-1 in the Summit League. Omaha is now 2-8-1, 0-0-1 in the Summit League.
This was the Coyotes first Summit League conference match. USD will host Fort Wayne Sunday with kickoff at 1 p.m.
(Univeristy of South Dakota first-year Katlin Ptacek fights for the ball against University of Omaha’s junior Kayla Booker Friday in Vermillion. Joseph Mammo / The Volante)