Tigers advance after PK’s

Tigers advance after PK’s

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Penalty kick scores from seniors Alyson Marzonie and Caroline Zadina and superior play from goalkeeper Riley Riordan pushed DePauw into the second round of the Division III NCAA Tournament on Friday after tying Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1-1 in the opening round.

Marzonie connected on her PK in the second round, and Zadina's score in the upper-right corner of the net in the fifth round prevented Wisconsin-Oshkosh from getting the chance to tie on their fifth kick. Three of the Titans' four penalty kicks were on goal but Riordan guessed right and stopped each one.

It was a thrilling finish to a game that DePauw led for most the way. The Tigers opened quickly as Elizabeth Seewer put DePauw in the lead at 7:02. The Titans hit the equalizer late in the second half (80:55) on a goal by Nikki Mann.

Both overtime periods came and went with no luck. The Tigers had a couple of opportunities, including a shot on target at the 95th minute by Marzonie, but failed to capitalize on either.

DePauw outshot Wisconsin-Oshkosh 21-12 but lost the corner advantage 5-4. Riordan made five saves for the game, while Titan goalkeeper Nina Muzi made 11 in the loss.

The Titans end their season at 14-4-2, while DePauw moves to 12-6-2.

The Tigers return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday to face No. 20 Calvin College (19-2-2) in the second round. The Knights defeated the Milwaukee School of Engineering 3-2 in the first game on Friday.