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Ellie Bunz scored her second goal of the evening in the 97th minute giving Luther a 4-3 overtime victory over Loras College tonight in the Rock Bowl. Melisse Chasse assisted on the play. Bunz's game winner was her fourth of the year.
The goal capped off a night where the Norse had to battled back twice. Loras took a 2-0 lead scoring in the 3rd and 18th minutes. The Norse leveled the score thanks to a goal by Lauren Hughes (7) at 22:34 and Elly Arend (8) at 43:34. Loras retook the lead in the 46th minute and nine minutes later Bunz scored her first goal of the night at 55:07 that sent the game into overtime.
Lauren Thormodsgard went the distance in front of the netss and was credited with eight saves.
The win snapped a three game losing streak for the Norse who are now 14-4 overall. Loras ends its season with a mark of 11-8.
Luther will travel to the No. 2 seed Central College on Wednesday, Nov. 5. This semifinal match is tentatively scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586