Kunz' Golden Goal Propels Inferno To Victory

Delainey Smith
Delainey Smith

MILWAUKEE -- Kayla Kunz scored the game-winning goal four minutes into the second overtime as the Alverno College soccer team came away with a 2-1 victory over Crown College of Minnesota in the opening day of the Mount Mary University Invitational Friday evening.

Kunz made her first appearance of the contest just two minutes prior but made the most of her time as she connected on her lone shot of the game assisted by Delainey Smith to end the game in the 104th minute via the golden goal.

Shoua Vang scored the game's first goal in the 55th minute but the Storm (0-1) answered with an equalizer just 21 seconds later.

The teams remained scoreless the remainder of the second half and the entire first 10-minute overtime period before Kunz' heroics.

The Inferno (1-0) held a large advantage, 31-12, in shots including 18-9 on frame.

Allison Weick tallied eight saves in all 104 minutes in goal.

Alverno completes play at the MMU Invitational Saturday versus North Central University at 12:30 p.m. in the de facto championship game. The Rams defeated the host Blue Angels, 2-1, in Friday's opening game.