ABILENE -- The UT Tyler women's soccer team won a dramatic, double-overtime thriller against Misssissippi College in the semi-finals of the American Southwest Conference Women's Soccer Championship. Freshman Meagan Stewart's goal with just three-minutes to play sent the game into overtime.
Mississippi College (14-4-2) took the lead in the 38th-minute on a goal by Hillary Fowler, just her second of the season.
The 1-0 lead was nearly enough for the Choctaws, but UT Tyler freshman Meagan Stewart had the clutch-play of the afternoon, scoring her first goal of the season in the 87th-minute on a penalty kick, tying the game at 1-1.
After both teams failed to scored the golden goal in both overtime periods, the match headed to a penalty kick shootout, a position the Patriots (15-4) were in last season's ASC tournament, falling to Howard Payne in the shootout.
After Nikki Gordon tied the shootout at 1-1, MC's Fowler missed her chance, opening the door for Kayley Coggin to give the Patriots a 2-1 advantage.
Laurel Boyd then gave UT Tyler the 3-2 advantage in the shootout, followed by a Lauren Prescott miss for the Choctaws, once again giving Stewart a chance to be the hero, which she was, putting the ball past MC goalie Bethany Robertson for the 4-2 shootout win.
On the day, Mississippi College outshot the Patriots 27-17, but only held a 7-6 advantage in shots-on-goal.
Stewart led the way for UT Tyler, taking three shots, one goal while teammate Kathryn Haag added three shots with one on goal.
The Patriots will now have a day off before taking on Hardin-Simmons at 1 p.m. on Sunday in the ASC Championship final. Earlier this season, the Cowgirls handed the Patriots their only loss in conference-play, a 2-1 overtime loss.