MARQUETTE, Mich. – A late goal from freshman Ashley Blake (Hilliard, OH) gives the Ohio Dominican women's soccer team a 3-2 victory in a double overtime thriller at Northern Michigan.
After dropping their first game since opening weekend on Friday, the Panthers (6-3-1, 3-1-1 GLIAC) were able to get back in the winning column on Sunday. With the loss, Northern Michigan falls to 2-6-1 overall and 0-4-0 in the GLIAC.
The Black and Gold got off to another fast start, as Mazzi scored on a breakaway and found the back of the net from 10 yards out, to give ODU a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute. The lead was short lived though as the Wildcats scored just 13 seconds later to tie the match at 1-1.
NMU was able to take its first lead of the match in the 47th minute as they scored from 12 yards out on a shot to the far post.
Trailing 2-1, ODU was able to capitalize on a foul in the box by the Wildcats, as Mattingly scored her first goal of the season, to tie the match, on a penalty kick.
Neither team was able to score in the remainder of regulation, as the Panthers went to their third overtime match of the season.
Both teams went scoreless in the first overtime session as the Panthers had a 6-1 shot advantage. With just over five minutes remaining in the second overtime, Blake was able to get behind the defense on a pass from Gross, as she scored the game winner from six yards out.
ODU now has a 1-1-1 record in overtime games this season.
Mazzi and Blake led the attack for the Panthers as Mazzi recorded eight shots, while Blake charted five. Junior Lauren Pratt (West Chester, OH) had a shot on goal percentage of 100, as all three of her shots were on target.
ODU will be back at home this weekend, as they host Findlay at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10.
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