By RICK PETERSON
Washburn University junior Khloe Schuckman scored an unassisted goal in the 97th minute Friday night at Yager Stadium, helping push the Ichabods to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 win over Ouachita Baptist.
With the win Washburn (17-3-1) advanced to a Sunday showdown with MIAA rival Central Missouri in the second round of the NCAA tourney at 1 p.m. Sunday at Yager Stadium. The Ichabods and the Jennies will face off for the second time this season, with Washburn taking a 1-0 home win on Oct. 15.
After playing two 45-minute halves to a scoreless draw, the Ichabods broke the deadlock in the first of two overtime periods when Schuckman's seventh goal of the season found the lower left hand corner of the net for the eventual match-winner.
The Ichabods held the Tigers (11-3-7) at bay in the two overtime frames holding them without a shot en route to a 19-7 advantage in shots in the match.
WU star senior goalkeeper Raegan Wells picked up the shutout, her 11th of the season and the 25th of her career while recording five saves. Wells lifted her career saves mark to 333, tying Tori Fuglister for Washburn career record.
Shuckman finished with six shots while Viviana Soto-Herrera had three as the Ichabods out-shot the Tigers 17-7 in regulation.
Amerie Thomas had two shots for the Tigers in the match and Michele Snow had nine saves in net for the Tigers.
Central Missouri advanced to Sunday's match with a 2-0 win over Minnesota State, avenging a 1-0 loss to the Mavericks earlier this season in Mankato on Sept. 8.
The Ichabods are the No. 1 seed in the region and Central Missouri is the No. 5 seed.
The 17 wins for the Ichabods this season is a Washburn single-season program record.
The Ichabods moved to 3-2 in NCAA Tournament matches in their first NCAA postseason since the 2008 season and their third in program history.