The South Dakota women�s soccer team battled to a 0-0 double overtime tie against Green Bay Wednesday afternoon in Vermillion, S.D. Freshman Mackenzie Viktor (Loveland, Colo.) recorded her first career shutout with four saves in net for the Coyotes (0-2-1).
South Dakota finished with a 15-14 edge in shots in the game, and applied heavy pressure to the Green Bay defense in the second half � but was unable to break through on the scoreboard. The Coyotes did show significant improvement from their opening two games in holding Green Bay (1-2-2) off the scoreboard.
�We�ve definitely made strides,� South Dakota head coach Mandy Green said. �There�s still a lot of our game that we are working on, but I definitely feel we�re going in the right direction.�
The Coyote defense limited Green Bay to just four shots on goal, including just three in the 90 minutes of regulation. And when Green Bay threatened, the Coyotes came up big � such as a diving stop of a shot in front of the net by freshman Colleen Reeves.
Freshman Lauren Bennett (Walton, Ky.) paced the Coyote offense with three shots, including two on goal. Sophomore Jenny Teslow (Sioux Falls, S.D.), freshmen Makena Cameron and Brittlyn Dillow added two each.
�Jenny Teslow was great today � she just couldn�t find the back of the net,� Green said. �She is really emerging as a forward.�
The Coyotes survived a late Green Bay flurry at the end of the second overtime � with Viktor making a key save in the final seconds � to preserve the tie. It was the Coyotes� first 0-0 tie since Oct. 3, 2010 against Northern Iowa.
South Dakota resumes action Sunday at Creighton. Game time is 1 p.m. in Omaha, Neb.