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Vikings rally to edge Montana State Billings 2-1 in overtime

Forward Catherine Miles scored the game winner in the seventh minute of overtime as Western Washington University rallied to defeat Montana State University Billings, 2-1, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer contest on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Robert S. Harrington Field on the WWU campus.

Miles tied the game in the 87th minute as WWU remained unbeaten at 11-0-2 overall and first in the GNAC standings at 7-0-2. The win also was the Vikings’ 18th straight at home.

MSUB fell to 6-3-2 overall and 4-3-2 in conference play. The Yellowjackets, who are 1-2-1 in their last four outings games following a 5-1-1 start, took an early lead as reserve Alisa Sagdahl scored her fourth goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 37th minute.

Miles tied the game with just over three minutes left in regulation, taking a free kick from Elise Aylward in full stride and heading it into the lower left corner.

The game winner came when Miles got past a defender and put a shot from 16 yards inside the near post. Katherine Miccile and Jessica Bertucci were both credited with assists.