MENOMONIE, Wisconsin – Senior Sara Travia assisted on the equalizer and converted a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to provide the difference in a 2-1 victory for the MSOE women's soccer team over UW-Stout Friday evening at Nelson Field.
The Raiders (3-0) trailed 1-0 early in the second half against the Blue Devils (0-3-1) before junior Carley Mitus leveled the score in the 71st minute. The score remained tied until Travia converted from the PK spot for the decisive goal.
MSOE played on the front foot for much of the match, but was not able to break down the Stout defense. It held a 5-1 lead in shots in the first half, but saw itself trailing just minutes after halftime when the home side was awarded a penalty kick. Sarah Todey scored the game's first goal in the 48th minute.
The score remained 1-0 in favor of UWS as the clock ticked into the 71st minute. That's when Mitus took a pass from Travia and blasted a low shot to the corner of the goal to make it 1-1.
Just over 11 minutes later, it was Travia scoring a goal of her own with the winner and finish the match with three points in her season debut. She now has 125 points for her career.
MSOE finished with advantages of 13-6 in shots, 7-2 in shots on goal and 6-2 in corner kicks. Junior keeper Mary McFee made one save on the night to get the win, while Lynn Johnson stooped five shots for the Blue Devils to keep the score close.
The Raiders are on a two-match road trip to western Wisconsin, returning to the field Sunday at UW-Lacrosse.