PIKEVILLE – Caitlin Foster scored seven minutes into extra time on a close strike that went just under the arms of University of Pikeville keeper Bryanna Schroers to give West Virginia Tech a 3-2 win on Friday night at the Bob Amos Complex.
It looked like UPIKE was on its way to a win in the 67th minute when Kaitlyn Abdon’s long-range attempt skipped on the ground and made its way under Golder Bear keeper Sydney Schaeffer to put the Bears up 2-1. But nine minutes later Alexandra Klein evened things up, leading to the extra period of play.
The teams took a 1-1 tie into halftime as West Virginia Tech’s Tristen Kilman scored first in the ninth minute, followed by UPIKE’s Macarena Acuna finishing a corner kick from Abdon in the 22nd.
UPIKE outshot the Golden Bears 17-14, including a 10-8 advantage in shots on target. Abdon led the charge, firing a career-high nine shots and five shots on goal, also a career high. The only other player with multiple shots was Acuna with two.
Ruby Bingham and Klein paced the Golden Bears with four shots each, while Schaeffer finished with four saves in 43 minutes and 13 seconds. Schaeffer was in for starter Martha Reyna who played 54 minutes with four saves before being injured.
UPIKE also led the game in corner-kick chances at 2-1 and was fouled 10 times while committing five of their own.