Danish freshman Kristine Pedersen
's goal in the 123rd minute gave Lindsey Wilson a 2-1 win over top seed Azusa Pacific Tuesday in the NAIA women's
national championship game.
Azusa Pacific scored first when Sarah Yoro
struck from the left flank in the 22nd minute. Lindsey Wilson tied the game
16 minutes later on a goal by Jamaica international Omolyn Davis
. The gane remained tied into the fourth overtime when Pederson took a pass from Jamaican
and shot a laser from about 15 yards out to decide the third longest women's championship match in NAIA history.
"I didn't even
see where the ball went after I shot it," said Pedersen, whose goal was her 24th of the season. "It's the most important goal I've scored, and it feels really good."
The title was the
second for the Blue Raiders, who also won the 2004 NAIA championship.