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Johnson's late goal earns Wesmen draw in Minnesota

Wesmen defender Sara Boissonneault (centre) chases after a ball near Minnesota State-Moorhead's Payton Bell, a Winnipeg native, during a 1-1 non-conference draw Tuesday in Moorhead, Minn. (Photo courtesy MSUM Dragons)
Wesmen defender Sara Boissonneault (centre) chases after a ball near Minnesota State-Moorhead's Payton Bell, a Winnipeg native, during a 1-1 non-conference draw Tuesday in Moorhead, Minn. (Photo courtesy MSUM Dragons)

One of the more senior members of the Winnipeg Wesmen women's soccer team came through like a veteran Tuesday afternoon.

Third-year forward Tyler Johnson came through with a game-tying goal in the 88th minute to help the Wesmen earn a 1-1 draw with the NCAA Division II Minnesota State-Moorhead Dragons in Moorhead, Minn.

Johnson scored her first goal of the non-conference season as the Wesmen record moved to 1-0-1 with the third and final match of the road trip slated for Thursday against the Bemidji State Beavers.

Johnson also led the Wesmen in shots on goal with four in her 90 minutes on the pitch. Shae-Lynn Dodds and Alycia Mann both had three shots on goal.

A day after blanking the Minnesota-Crookston Golden Eagles in their non-conference opener, the Dragons proved a tougher test for Winnipeg, sending nine shots toward goalkeeper Madison Fordyce.

The Wesmen surrendered their first goal of the non-conference season when Dragons freshman Madison Urlaub scored a goal in the 74th minute to put MSUM up 1-0.

The Wesmen got 23 shots off, 18 of them on goal. They held the Dragons to 11 shots, nine on goal.

Winnipeg also earned eight corner kicks to Moorhead's one.

Bemidji State, the third and final opponent on this three-match road trip through the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, finished last season atop the conference at 12-0-3.

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