The Bayfield Wolverines scored the tying goal with 20 seconds to play, salvaging a hard-fought 3-3 tie against visiting Telluride at Wolverine Country Stadium on Friday evening.
"It was ... exciting. I thought I was going to have a heart attack," joked Bayfield head coach Jen Zelinski.
She said the Wolverines managed the tying goal when Megan Lane converted a follow-shot opportunity after an initial shot by Keenan Moreta in the closing seconds of the match.
Telluride had taken a 3-2 lead with 8 minutes to play.
Bayfield scored the only goal of the first half, taking a 1-0 lead on Lane's first goal of the match. She collided with the Telluride keeper on a contested ball in front. The ball bounced into the net for the only score of the first half.
Telluride took a 2-1 lead with back-to-back goals early in the second half.
Bayfield tied the game 2-2 on a free kick goal by Mady Freeman, who lofted the all up and over the keeper's head for a goal.
"Telluride absolutely controlled the game," Zelinski said, citing 28 shots for the visiting Miners to only nine for the Wolverines.
"They had more chances (to score), but I think our chances were better ... closer," Zelinski said.
She said keeper Amber Howlett has 23 saves to keep the wolverines within range.
"Mady Freeman was the player of the game for us," Zelinski said. "She played the game of her life."
The tie left Bayfield with a 4-1-1 overall record, 3-0-1 in the Mountain League.
Telluride fell to 3-1-1 in conference, 3-1-1 overall.
Bayfield will head to spring break with the next game for the Wolverines' next game set for April 7 at home against Center.