Mississippi State women's soccer head coach Neil Macdonald was pleased with Graben's performance throughout the game.
"I thought she played very well," he said. "She played on the shoulder of the defenders all game and was trying to get in behind them. She had a couple of chances early on that could've easily gone in but she relaxed and got the game-winning goal."
The Owls set the pace early in the match with a goal by Kate Edwards only two minutes into the match. The Conference USA foes took 11 shots in the first half and attempted to increase their lead.
The Lady Bulldogs made some adjustments at halftime in an attempt to gain more time of possession and to tie the game.
"I told them at halftime that they needed to switch the field, and they did that," Macdonald said.
The adjustments that the team made became beneficial as the second half progressed. With only seven minutes left in the half, Bethany Frazier crossed a shot from 30 yards away and Jessica Davis headed the ball into the net to tie the match at one.
Davis' goal came during a time in the match where the Lady Bulldogs dominated the time of possession, which played a part in the fatigue of the Owls.
"We just wore them down during the last 10 or 15 minutes of the game," Macdonald said. "The goal during the second half gave us the momentum that we needed for the overtimes as well."
The Lady Bulldogs will return to the field Friday at 7:00 p.m. in a game against the University of North Florida (1-3-1).