MIAMI — An overtime penalty kick six minutes into overtime helped the Cowley County (Kansas) Community College men squeeze out a 3-2 victory over Northeastern A&M Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Red Robertson Field.
The NEO women made a first-half goal stand up in a 1-0 victory in the opener.
NEO travels to Chanute, Kansas, Saturday, Aug. 25 for matches against Neosho County Community College.
That kicks off a stretch of five straight road games.
NEO opens the home portion of the schedule Wednesday, Sept. 12 against Eastern State College.
Freshman forward Cameron Eaves scored on an assist from sophomore forward Victor Arias to give the Golden Norse a 2-1 edge with 6:02 remaining in the first half.
The Tigers evened the score in the 72nd minute after finishing a ball played across the goalmouth.
NEO had two chances in the final minutes of regulation, but were turned back.
A second penalty kick in the 87th minute gave the Tigers the win.
Arias got the first Norse goal early in the first half.
Women: NEO 1, Cowley 0
Paige Miller, a sophomore defender from Grove, accounted for the lone Lady Norse goal on a header off a corner kick by freshman mid Kenzie Saul.
“The first half, they put virtually no pressure on us, staying at about the 40-yard line,” NEO coach Lisa Bell said. “They were trying to get us to make mistakes.”
However, freshman keeper Sarah Zerbest rose to the occasion and kept the Lady Tigers off the board.
“It’s our first game out and we have several girls in new positions,” Bell said. “We aren’t upset about it.”