Kansas City Kansas Community College's women's soccer team proved to be a great finisher Saturday.
Deadlocked 1-1 in the second overtime at Allen County, sophomore Emilie Lutz knocked in a corner kick from freshman Carmen Rush for a 2-1 win. The goal came with just five minutes remaining and boosted the Lady Blue Devils' record to 4-1.
The win was also the first in Jayhawk Conference play for the Lady Blue Devils, who are right back on the road at Cowley College in Arkansas City Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. before returning home to host St. Charles Thursday at 6 p.m.
"Emily made a great run to capitalize on a later corner and deserved to get the game winner," said KCKCC Coach Shawn Uhlenhake. "I was very proud that the ladies found a way to win late in the second overtime. It was a tough game but all of our conference games will be this way."
Freshman Itzel Almanza scored an unassisted goal 35 minutes into the game for a 1-0 KCKCC lead but Allen County tied it on a Brynn Suddeth goal with 20 minutes left in regulation.
KCKCC had 12 shots on goal with Red Devil goalkeeper Morgan Cossaairt turning away 10 attempts. "Our midfield was solid with Madison Plate, Natalie Zink and Marisol Rangel and defensively Mike'e O'Dell, Carmen Rush, Bailey Zinser and Joanna Filbert played well in holding Allen County to just four shots on goal," said Uhlenhake. Freshman Jessica Hill had four saves in goal for the Blue Devils.