COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Panthers will look to continue their success, and build on their current four match winning streak as they host two GLIAC opponents.
Ohio Dominican was able to defeat Alderson-Broaddus and Ashland this past week. The Ashland win, was the first GLIAC conference match of the season for the Panthers. Against the Battlers of Alderson-Broaddus, ODU scored three goals in a 15 minute stretch to win 3-0. Panther goals were scored by junior Amanda Fowler (Mansfield, OH), sophomore Amanda Fodor (Hilliard, OH), and freshman Allison Pavlik (Cortland, OH). Sophomore Kethryn Mattingly (Beavercreek, OH) charted the lone assist in the match.
The Panthers used a fast start from freshman Ashley Blake (Hilliard, OH) at Ashland, as she scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of the match. ODU held on to beat the Eagles by a final score of 2-1.
Blake continues her hot start to the season as she leads ODU in points (8), goals (3), and assists (2). Her offensive numbers are good enough to be in a tie for third in the GLIAC in all three categories. She also leads all freshmen in the conference in the offensive categories.
Pavlik leads the team, and is third in the GLIAC in shot attempts with 18. She has scored twice, including one game winner.
Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Harris (Mason, OH) is tied for the most wins among GLIAC goalies. Her goals against average of 0.69 is good enough for a fourth place ranking.
The Panther offense ranks in the top three in three categories. ODU ranks second in shots, with 116, and second in shots per game with 19.3. The offense also ranks third in goals with 12.
The defense has allowed only four goals in six games and ranks third in total goals against. ODU continues to be discipline on defense as they are only one of three GLIAC schools with zero yellow and red cards.
Northwood (Friday, September 26)
The Timberwolves and Panthers have met four times, with ODU holding an unbeaten record of 3-0-1. Last season the Panthers were winners at Northwood, defeating the Timberwolves by a score of 2-1 in double overtime on a goal from now sophomore Madison Baldwin (Zanesville, OH).
Northwood comes into the week with an overall mark of 1-3-1, and a 0-1-0 GLIAC record. The Timeberwolves are led by a freshman of their own in Sara Lamphere. Lamphere leads the team with three goals on the season. Sophomore Jessica Esser has pitched in one goal and one assist on the season.
ODU will welcome Northwood for a 4:30 p.m. matchup on Friday at Panther Stadium.
Saginaw Valley State (Sunday, September 28)
The Cardinals come into the week ranked 21st nationally, with a 4-0-1 record overall and a 2-0-0 conference mark. SVSU has outscored their opponents by a combined score of 10-2 in their first five matches. Leading the way for the Cardinals is freshman Stefanie Klug, who has six points on two goals and two assists. Sophomore Ashley Henderson has also added two goals of her own to tie for the team lead. Sophomore goalkeeper Claire Spleth has a goals against average of 0.38 as she has started in all five matches this season.
This will be the sixth meeting all-time between ODU and SVSU. The Panthers won the first two contests in the series, but Saginaw Valley has won three straight, including a 3-2 victory in University Center, Michigan last season.
The Panthers and Cardinals will square off at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday at Panther Stadium.
Contact: Tyler Jester