Johnson’s Penalty Kick Goal Earns 2-1 (2OT) Win For Women’s Soccer Against Northwood

Johnson’s Penalty Kick Goal Earns 2-1 (2OT) Win For Women’s Soccer Against Northwood

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Senior Kelly Johnson (Berea, Ohio) was fouled in the box with 4:45 remaining in the second overtime period, and her penalty kick goal sealed a 2-1 (2OT) win for Ohio Dominican against Northwood in a GLIAC Tournament quarterfinal contest at Panther Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

Ohio Dominican (7-6-5, 5-3-3 GLIAC) will face Grand Valley State on Friday at 4 p.m. in Allendale, Michigan in a GLIAC Tournament semifinal match.

ODU held a decisive 41-16 shot advantage and an 18-7 shot on goal advantage over Northwood (8-8-1, 5-5-1 GLIAC). The Panthers also earned 12 corner kicks compared to Northwood's four.

Johnson earned her fifth goal of the season, also dishing out an assist, and senior forward Madison Baldwin (Zanesville, Ohio) scored her fourth goal of the year and has scored in the last two matches for Ohio Dominican. Senior Kethryn Mattingly (Beavercreek, Ohio) also recorded an assist in the victory.

Junior Alli Pavlik (Cortland, Ohio) led the Panthers in shots with 11 and shots on goal with seven. Freshman Devon McClellan (Hilliard, Ohio) finished with five shots overall, two on goal, and sophomore Allie Atkinson (Ontario, Ohio) recorded four shots, three on goal.

Sophomore goalkeeper Marissa Wierzbicki (Powell, Ohio) started and finished with two saves in 45 minutes of action, while junior Kelsey Harris (Mason, Ohio) played the final 60:15 of the match and recorded four saves overall with no goals allowed.

ODU's offense struck early in the match, with Baldwin scoring on assists from Johnson and Mattingly to give Ohio Dominican a 1-0 lead, just 3:16 into the match.

Northwood countered, scoring in the 16th minute on a penalty kick goal after a foul in the box by Ohio Dominican to tie the game at 1-1.

But the Panthers would score the game winning goal with 4:45 remaining before the match could go to a shootout, as Johnson was fouled in the box and scored on her penalty kick goal to earn a 2-1 (2OT) win for Ohio Dominican.

With the victory, the Panthers advance to the GLIAC Tournament semifinals for the third-straight year, and will face No. 2 Grand Valley State on Friday at 4 p.m. Ohio Dominican is the last GLIAC school to defeat the Lakers, earning a 1-0 victory in Allendale, Michigan on October 17, 2014.

Contact: Aaron McPherson
mcphersa@ohiodominican.edu