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Girls Soccer: Winona clips Wingers in overtime

Red Wing's Matea Simonson moves the ball upfield during Thursday's Big Nine Conference game against Winona at Russ "Cougar" Marshall Field. Joe Brown / RiverTown Multimedia

Trailing Winona 3-1, Red Wing found a surge in the second half. First, Anna Bowes put in a goal at the 53rd minute to cut the gap to one. Then with 28 seconds to go, Elayna Meyer notched the game-tying goal on a penalty kick, forcing Thursday's Big Nine Conference game into overtime.

With 1:52 to go in the extra period, the Winhawks' Marissa Lindaman ended Red Wing's chance of a come-from-behind victory as Winona left Russ "Cougar" Marshall field with a 4-3 win.

"It was a big game of momentum swings," said Red Wing head coach David Thurston. "They didn't hang their heads and we were able to tie it at the end of regulation. ... We were much improved from last week. I was very pleased."

Working on ball control after last week's loss to Mankato East, the Wingers scored first in the 19th minute on a goal from Ella Sutherland. In the net, goalkeeper Ashlyn Nystuen finished with 12 saves.

Lindaman scored a pair of goals for visiting Winona while also getting scores from Emily Cierzan and Caroline Dahlke.

On Tuesday, Red Wing (0-2, 0-2 Big Nine) will head to Rochester Century.

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