Soccer: Thunder tip Mounds Park Academy 3-2 in overtime

Camilla Johansson (blue warmup) and teammates including Samantha Karnes happily take a victory lap after beating Mounds Park Academy 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


Camilla Johansson scored with two minutes left in overtime as the Zimmerman Thunder beat Mounds Park Academy 3-2 at home on Wednesday evening.

Brooke Salo (10) of the Thunder fields a throw-in with a header. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Johansson, junior forward, got loose on a breakaway and booted the ball into the upper right corner of the net.

MPA (5-6-1) had leads of 1-0 in the first half, and 2-1 in the second half, on goals by Ellen Colton and Angela Gerdis, respectively. The Panthers also hit the post twice in the first half.

The Thunder (5-8) knotted the score twice in the second half, on goals by Brooke Salo and Jamie Pensinger, with Salo assisting on Pensinger’s.

Abby Canton was in goal for Zimmerman most of the match.

The Thunder will host North Lakes Academy on Thursday.


Thunder goalkeeper Abby Canton came out to foil an attempt to score by Ellen Colton (9) of MPA, with Kristen Connelly (21) trailing. (Photo by Bruce Strand)