South Dakota State women's soccer shook off a halftime deficit with a late second half goal to draw with Kansas, 1-1, on Sunday at Fishback Soccer Park.
Maggie Smither played the final 65 minutes to earn her first career decision in the net, picking up five saves (including two in the overtime periods). Nicole Inskeep got the start and played the opening 45 minutes.
Madison Yueill scored her second goal of the season in as many games for the Jackrabbits lone goal, while Shelby Raper had two shots (both on goal) and Tori Poole had two shots. Lindsee Larson was the other Jackrabbit to record a shot on goal.
Ashley Adams and Alexa Hepner played all 110 minutes of action in the game.
"Anytime you have a result like that against a quality team like Kansas it's good for your program," head coach Lang Wedemeyer said. "I think it's a confidence builder for us. It was a game that could've gone either way. There were some chances that they could've scored, and some that we could've scored on as well but at the end we're happy with the result."
Squaring off against a fast-paced, wind-aided attack in the first half, the Jacks matched the Jayhawks through the opening 37 minutes before a breakaway goal send KU to the locker room. KU's Katie McClure used a double assist from Ashley Pankey and Hannah Lukinac on a long cross down the field, outrunning the Jacks defense to put in past a diving Nicole Inskeep at 36:12.
Nearing the end of regulation, Yueill tied things up for the Jackrabbits off a free kick in the 82nd minute. After a foul on the Jayhawks near the top left corner of the box, Yueill fired a free kick that snuck past the outstretched hands of KU's Maddie Dobyns for the equalizer.
SDSU looked for the game-winner in the 87th as Shelby Raper made an effort in the box, but a save kept things even as the game went to overtime in golden-goal format.
The Jacks took the wind in the first overtime, firing one shot despite several chances and a near miss on a corner kick in the 97th. In the second overtime, SDSU's defense withstood three KU shots to end the game in a tie.
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• Madison Yueill's two goals have each come on set pieces this season. Yueill scored on a corner kick unassisted in Friday's contest with Northern Iowa and off a free kick in Sunday's victory.
• South Dakota State is now 0-4-1 in its all-time series against Kansas, earning its first-ever draw against the Jayhawks.
SDSU travels to Grand Forks, N.D., next Wednesday, Aug. 31 in a matchup at North Dakota. The Jacks return home on Sunday, Sept. 4 against Creighton.
-Highlights Courtesy SDSU Athletics