OREM — Ashley Beck's goal with 2:51 remaining in the second overtime gave UVSC soccer a 3-2 win over UTEP in a physical game Friday afternoon at Wolverine field.

The Miners were called for a foul in the goalie box, giving Beck a penalty shot at point-blank range.

But the game almost didn't go into overtime. UVSC took an early lead on a goal by Robyn Rasmussen in the first period. Then the Miners took control of the match. UTEP scored the game's next two goals, building a 2-1 lead at the 71:49 mark.

The Wolverines knotted the game at 2-2 when Rasmussen scored her second goal of the game on a header with 1:39 remaining in regulation.

UTEP had a chance to put the game away with 30 seconds left in the overtime when Kia Sams got the ball deep in Wolverine territory with just goalie Natasha Bell to beat, but Sams' shot sailed over the cross-bar.

UVSC coach Gabrielle Smart said this game will give her team, which had lost four games in a row, a boost of confidence.

Smart also said she was excited about the win because it came over a UTEP team that had won seven games in a row and was ranked No. 15 in the central region by Soccer Buzz.

The game was physical from the start, which is something Smart said she expected.

"When we received the scouting reports (on UTEP), we heard that they were bruisers, and that they were very physical and feisty," Smart said. "I knew the best way to counter that was to be physical. We were physical from the outset, and that helped things go our way."

UVSC improves to 2-5-1. The Wolverines will take on UC Davis today at 1 p.m. on Wolverine Field.