INDIANOLA, Iowa – Kelly Button scored the golden goal in the 98th minute and William Penn beat the Simpson women's soccer team 2-1 on Wednesday night, spoiling one of the Storm's best efforts of the season.
Button was the starting goalkeeper for the Statesmen (6-7-3) before re-entering as a field player in the second half. Her game-winner was a high-arching shot from 20 yards out that just cleared the reach of Simpson keeper Kristin Riley.
Riley made three saves for the Storm (2-14-1), who dropped their fourth overtime match in five tries.
Trailing 1-0 late into the second half, Simpson's offense dialed up the attack, resulting in a pair of corner kick opportunities. Simpson made the most of its first attempt, as Kate Morford headed in a perfect serve from Bailey Wilmes, tying the score 1-1 in the 78th minute.
Simpson remained on the attack through the end of regulation but couldn't come up with the game-winner.
William Penn outshot Simpson 4-0 in the overtime period.
Simpson returns to Iowa Conference action when it makes the trip to Dubuque on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Spartans (13-4, 4-1 Iowa Conference) are tied atop the league standings with Loras. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.