COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following two Great Midwest Athletic Conference wins over Alderson Broaddus and Davis & Elkins last week, Ohio Dominican's women's soccer team returns to Panther Stadium for conference clashes with Malone and Walsh.
Malone travels to Sunbury Road to face the Panthers on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and ODU welcomes Walsh on Sunday at 12 p.m.
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The Panthers (8-3, 6-1 G-MAC) are currently third in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference and picked up six points by way of a 2-1 win over Alderson Broaddus on Thursday and a 5-0 victory over Davis & Elkins Saturday. ODU has won six of its last seven contests and is outscoring Great Midwest opponents 19-6 thus far. The squad has already exceeded its win total from 2016 (seven), a season in which ODU finished fourth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Senior Lauren Bates (Hilliard, Ohio) recorded the 16th hat trick in Ohio Dominican women's soccer history on Saturday, scoring three goals in the Panthers' 5-0 win over D&E. Bates ranks second on the squad and in a tie for sixth in the Great Midwest in goals scored with six on the season.
Finishing the week with one goal and two assists was senior Alli Pavlik (Cortland, Ohio), who now boasts nine goals, two assists and 20 points through 11 matches. Pavlik currently ranks third all-time in ODUWS history for goals scored (28) and needs just seven more to tie Sierra Patterson for career goals scored by a Panther. Pavlik ranks second in the conference in goals scored, first in game winning goals (five), first in shots (55) and third in points (20).
ODU's defense held Alderson Broaddus and Davis & Elkins to a combined nine shots on goal and have allowed a total of five goals in its eight wins thus far. For the season, Ohio Dominican boasts a goals against average of 1.00.
The Pioneers (3-4-2, 1-3-2 G-MAC) earned a 4-3 (2OT) victory over Lake Erie in their last match. Malone averages 2.00 goals per match but is giving up the second-most goals per match in the Great Midwest at 2.22 per contest.
Leading the way for the Pioneers is Danielle Lung, who boasts four goals and two assists on the year.
The Panthers hold an 8-6-0 advantage in the all-time series.
The Cavaliers (9-0-0, 6-0-0) remain unblemished through nine matches and will travel to Findlay on Thursday before taking on the Panthers Sunday in a clash between two of the top three Great Midwest squads through September.
Olivia Peters picked up Great Midwest player of the week honors and scored two game winning goals last week. Peters boasts seven goals and eight assists thus far.
ODU holds a commanding 12-2-1 lead over Walsh in the all-time series between the two teams.
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