The Tigers’ fifth overtime game of the season resulted in their second second tie.
Although Portland State’s Mya Lopez was able to find the net at the end of the first half, Missouri’s Sarah Luebbert closed the game with a goal in the 60th minute during the two programs’ first meeting ever.
A penalty kick in the 51st minute made the difference as the Tigers won their second straight game.
The junior defender ended her season-long streak of 674 consecutive minutes played and missed the team’s first SEC win of the season as a precautionary measure.
Madison Lewis provided the relief of a bygone streak Sunday, then Bethany Coons provided the exclamation point with an electric strike.
The Tigers hadn’t scored since before the start of the fall semester, but they found the net twice on Sunday to break a four-game losing streak.
A strong showing from goalkeeper Kelsey Dossey and the Tiger defense was still not enough to take down No. 4 USC on the road Friday.
Juniors Anna Frick and Peyton Joseph are the sole Tigers to have played all of this season’s 5 matches, including four overtime contests.
The team declined to comment when asked to confirm if Cross is officially out for the season.
The Horned Frogs tallied the winning goal eight seconds apart from the one Northwestern scored on Thursday to also top Missouri 1-0.