|Central (Iowa) (4-1-0 )||1||1||2|
|Mount Mercy (Iowa) (5-1-0)||1||2||3|
|Cedar Rapids, IA|
|1||05:41||Kallie Holte (Central (Iowa))|
|1||12:08||Payton Pottratz (Mount Mercy (Iowa))|
|2||51:17||Caitlyn Champ (Central (Iowa))|
|2||52:42||Amy McGlynn (Mount Mercy (Iowa))|
|2||74:29||Carly Walker (Mount Mercy (Iowa))|
|Central (Iowa)||Indv. Leaders||Mount Mercy (Iowa)|
|2 Players (#9,#29) - 1||Goals||3 Players - 1|
|#2 Olivia Denham - 1||Assists||2 Players (#8,#15) - 1|
|#8 Elise Askelsen - 5||Shots||#24 Abby Estabrook - 2|
|#1 Taylor Golt - 2||Saves||#00 Sarah Johnson - 9|
|Central (Iowa)||Team Statistics||Mount Mercy (Iowa)|
|19 (11)||Shots (on goal)||9 (5)|
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy trailed twice before Carly Walker scored the clincher in the 75th minute as the Mustangs handed Central its first loss of the season, 3-2, on Tuesday night at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex.
Mount Mercy fell behind when Olivia Denham set up Kallie Holte's goal just six minutes into the match. The Mustangs answered seven minutes later. Payton Pottratz headed in a corner kick by Megan Hall to level the match and the score remained tied at halftime, 1-1.
After threatening to regain the lead on more than one occasion, the Dutch (4-1-0) finally did when Caitlyn Champ knocked home a free kick in the 52nd minute. It was short-lived, though, as Amy McGlynn leveled the match at 2-2 just over a minute later.
Both teams had chances later on, but it was a resilient Mount Mercy squad that capitalized. A Cally Salter touch brought out Central goalkeeper Taylor Golt, but Carly Walker maneuvered into position and tapped the ball just across the goal line before a Dutch defender could make a play. Walker's game-winning score in the 75th minute held up as the Mustangs earned their second-straight win.
Sarah Johnson stopped nine shots for Mount Mercy (5-1-0), which opens Heart of America Athletic Conference play on Friday in Kansas City, Mo. The Mustangs face a winless Avila (Mo.) team (0-6-0) at 2:30 p.m.