Less than a minute later, Monticello's David Ronquillo answered with a goal on the opposite end for the tie.
"It all happened really quick and then it was a defensive battle," Peters said.
While the score remained unchanged, Peters felt Monticello held the upperhand defensively.
"Their keeper was all over the box," Peters said of Monticello's Reyes Perez. "He was very quick and fast and made some great saves. They just had a tight defensive line. I'm happy with the shots my offense got off, they just didn't let anything go by."
Lincoln outshot Monticello 27-11. Lincoln keeper Zac Rice was credited with six saves. Perez had 10 saves.
Despite Monticello's tight defense, Peters said she always felt a win was within Lincoln's grasp.
"We were right there," she said. "Our offensive line stepped up and we well outnumbered them on shots. If we could have just had one more. One more."
Monday's game was a late addition to the Lincoln schedule, a change Peters made to help boost team morale in this rebuilding year.
"Monticello is a team that's a lot like us. They're struggling right now and I thought this would be a good matchup," she said. "And I think it was good for us. To get a tie anytime during a struggling season, I think, is powerful."
Graduation has been the biggest factor in Lincoln boys soccer having to rebuild this season, but injuries haven't made the transition any easier.
That transition eased a little Monday when Sergei Aube, who has been sidelined with an ankle fracture, returned to action.
"One injured (player) back on the field and a tie game — I'll take that," said Peters. "It was his first time on the field and we babied him. We gave him time off, time on, time off, time on. He played, but he wasn't up to par by no means."
Peters said she expects Aube to be back at 100 percent soon and that she hopes to get Lincoln's other injured back on the field with the team.
"We've still got a lot of games to play yet so we hope to get all our injured back," said Peters. "We're going to hang in there, finish it out and keep working on what we need to work on to get better."