Alex Mausbach got things going for the Bearcats early in the first half with a goal to grab a 1-0 lead. Kaylie Rock assisted on the goal.
Right before the end of the first half, Taylor Wolfe netted one in to grab a 2-0 lead over the Hornets.
Emporia State’s Kennedy Hoffman and Hannah Woolery tied up the score 2-2 in the second half forcing the first overtime.
The first overtime saw the score stay 2-2 sending the game to a second overtime where Woolery netted the game winner for the Hornets. The Hornets will advance on to the semifinal round on Nov. 15.
The Bearcats season ends with an overall record of 6-10-3 and 4-5-2 in the conference.
Northwest had four players selected for all-MIAA honors earlier this week. Izzy Romano was named third team all-MIAA, Emily Madden, Manuela Gonzalez and Kaylie Rock were selected for all-MIAA honorable mention.
The Bearcats have seen improvement overall this year, especially in conference wins. The Bearcats went 4-5-2 during the regular season compared to last year’s 1-10 conference record. Northwest’s sixth place finish in the final regular season standings is the best finish since the Bearcats placed fifth in the 2012 season. Northwest’s 14 points in the team standings is also the most since scoring 20 points in the 2012 campaign.
Northwest has exceeded its goal output from last year as well. The Bearcats have tallied 29 goals this season, compared to nine goals in the entire 2018 campaign. Northwest’s 29 goals scored are the most since the Bearcats put 31 in the net in the 2012 season.
NOTES: Kaitlyn Case led the team in goals with six … Teagan Blackburn recorded five … Alex Mausbach, Izzy Romano, Kaylie Rock and Bri Wawiorka had three goals each … Taylor Wolfe, Tanith Beal and Manuela Gonzalez had two goals each and Madie Krueger had one. Mausbach led the team in assists with five. Goalkeeper Alexis Serna Castillo tallied 25 saves this season and Grace Goetsch recorded 19.