Extra time hasn't been extra special for the Helias Lady Crusaders.
Saturday afternoon, the Lady Crusaders went to overtime for the fifth time in 10 games.
"That's a lot," Helias coach Chuck Register said.
But there haven't been a lot of wins. The Lady Crusaders fell to 1-4 in extra time in dropping a 1-0 decision to the Quincy (Ill.) Blue Devils at the 179 Soccer Park.
"I don't know what it is, I don't know why we aren't winning these games," Register said.
There was a simple explanation Saturday - <!-- Hayley Womack. The Iowa State recruit worked herself open in the first minute of overtime and was able to score.
"They found the girl early and she had a good touch and put the ball where it had to go," Register said.
It was a good play by Womack and the Blue Devils. But Register thought the Helias defense should have been prepared for it.
"We just didn't get back," he said. "The whole team has to be ready to make the play. We have to be ready to act and move, instead of reacting."
Though scoreless, it was a well-played game through regulation. Neither team was whistled for a foul in the first half and there were just a handful called in the second 40 minutes.
"We both played the game right, we kept it on the ground and it was fun to watch," Register said. "It's a tough loss because we played well."
Quincy had a chance to win it in the final minute of regulation, only to have a shot rattle off the post before Helias keeper Liz Czarnecki cradled the ensuing shot on the rebound.
It was the start of a busy eight days for the Lady Crusaders (5-5). Helias will open play in the Capital City Invitational against Jefferson City at 6 p.m. Monday. After a regular season home game Wednesday against Sedalia Smith-Cotton, Helias will resume play Saturday in the Invitational against Ozark and Glendale.
"We can learn from each game because these teams are going make us better," Register said.
In Saturday's JV game, Helias blanked Quincy 2-0. Abbie Heckman and Jasmine Fox scored for the Lady Crusaders, with Kaysie Scheuler picking up an assist. Lydia Linsenbardt and Katie Schokker shared time in goal in the shutout for the Lady Crusaders (9-2). -->