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A Soccer Record? Three Goals In One Minute!

Peyton Dion in action
Peyton Dion in action

ISU Women's Soccer suffer 2-1 defeat to the Montana Griz

On Sunday afternoon, Idaho State women's soccer faced the Montana Griz in Missoula. The eagerly anticipated clash, which served as the Bengal's penultimate fixture of the season, was extremely memorable and possibly even record breaking but not for the reasons you might expect.

Before the game, most considered the Griz heavy favorites due to their impressive season record of ten wins, five loses, and one tie. In the early stages of the match, the Bengals battled hard and showed resilience to keep the home team at bay. However, after 19 minutes of the game something truly remarkable took place. Three goals were scored in just 61 seconds.

After exactly 19 minutes and 20 seconds of play, Montana's Taylor Stoeger was assisted by her teammate Sami Siems to score the opening goal of the game. The Bengals responded almost immediately through a swift passage of attacking play. After working the ball out wide to the wing, the Bengals were able to fashion a cross into the box and Peyton Dion was able to capitalize, heading the ball powerfully into the back of the net. The Bengals had equalized, making the score 1-1, having trailed for a mere 28 seconds.

Yet, if that wasn't remarkable enough, the Griz then hit back with their own rapid fire goal. Just 61 seconds after the first goal, and 33 seconds after the second goal, Montana's Sydney Haustein scored the third goal of the game. The spectators, coaches, and staff stood stunned on the side lines.

Although these types of records are rarely kept, its highly probable that this game encompassed an NCAA record or two, perhaps for the most goals scored in less than two minutes or for the quickest equalizing goal.

Bizarrely, no other goals were scored in the game, which ended in a narrow 2-1 defeat for the Bengals.

The Bengals head to Greeley on Tuesday at Noon to wrap up the season against Northern Colorado. Remember to listen live to ISU Women's Soccer on KISU, the home for ISU Athletics.

Rachel was born and raised in Pocatello and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Rachel is a student-athlete on both ISU’s Track and Cross-Country teams. When Rachel isn’t running, she enjoys travelling, sleepy Sundays spent working in coffee shops and adventuring in Idaho’s wilderness. Her research interests include sustainable development, environmental policy and public policy theory.