COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's women's soccer team opens their 2019 home schedule with a pair of former GLIAC opponents hosting Northwood and Ashland this week.
The Panthers home-opener against Northwood will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday while the contest with Ashland begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
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The Panthers come into the week after a pair of road wins over Illinois-Springfield and McKendree to begin the season.
In the 2-1 win over Springfield, junior Samantha Buck (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) picked up where she left off a season ago earning her first game-winning goal of the 2019 season. A year ago, the junior forward led the G-MAC in game-winners with six. She also assisted on the first career goal from freshman Makenna Greer (Pickerington, Ohio) to tie the game at 1-1 earlier in the contest. Buck also currently leads the G-MAC in shot on goal at seven.
Defensively, freshman goalkeeper Cecilia Kuntz (Berlin, Germany) earned the first G-MAC Defensive Player of the Week award for her performances between the posts for the Panthers. She helped lead the defense in all 180 minutes earning a pair of wins making eight saves allowing just one goal. She has an .889 save percentage in the first two games earning her first career shutout in the 1-0 win over McKendree.
In that 1-0 win over McKendree on Sunday, sophomore Katlyn Jamiel (Wilmington, Ohio) scored the lone goal for the Panthers. It was her second career goal that was also a game-winner for the Panthers.
The Timberwolves come into the contest sitting 1-1 on the season with a win at Tiffin by a final score of 2-0 and a 2-1 loss in overtime at Findlay last week.
Northwood has had three different scorers on offense in the early season with Juliana Paoletti, Karina Parker and Katelyn Wilkowski each finding the back of the net. Paoletti leads the Wolves with 10 shots while Jessica Piper has seven.
Goalkeeper Bridget Adams has led the Northwood defense playing all 190 minutes allowing two goals while making 16 saves on the season.
A year ago when the Timberwolves came to Columbus, ODU scored their season high in goals with five en route to a 5-1 win.
The Eagles come into the week starting 2-0 with a pair of shutouts over Lewis and Tiffin. Before traveling to Columbus, Ashland will head to Findlay on Friday to square off with the Oilers.
Ashland has had five different goal scorers with five different assist makers to begin the season.
Defensively, Abby Lampe and Hannah Lee each have started a game in goal while each earning a shutout in their respective starts. Lee recorded three saves in her win over Lewis while Lampe had one save in the win over Tiffin.
The Panthers and Eagles have not squared off since 2016 when Ashland bested the Panthers 3-0 in Ashland. The last time the Eagles came to Columbus, Ashland defeated ODU 1-0 in 2015.