Northwestern sophomore Georgia Waddle’s golden goal off of a rebound in the 95th minute lifted the Wildcats past Kansas University, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
KU fell to 1-1; Northwestern improved to 1-0.
Just five minutes into the overtime period following a corner kick, Northwestern’s Jackie Alyinovich hit a shot that was stopped by KU goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau. However, Liebetrau was unable to control the ball, leaving the rebound for Waddle, who launched in the game-winning goal from six yards out.
The overtime loss was the first for the Jayhawks since the opening match of the 2011 season.
Trailing 1-0 at the intermission, KU tied it early in the second half. Freshman Ashley Williams’ strike off a cross by Caroline Castor in the 49th minute evened the score and was Williams’ second of the weekend.
The Wildcats received a goal from Kate Allen off a cross from K.K. Barr just five minutes into the match.
The Jayhawks had numerous chances in second period, outshooting the visitors 12-5.
Early in the second half, KU senior Amy Grow hit the crossbar with a shot from 25 yards out, while senior defender Shelby Williamson hit the post in the 80th minute with the score still tied at 1.
KU will host Georgia at 5 p.m. Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.