Women's Soccer Goes on the Road to Play Ohio Valley

Allie Atkinson (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)
Allie Atkinson (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)

By Josh Latzko, Sports Information Intern

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's women's soccer team will look to build a new winning streak this week as they travel to take on the Fighting  Scots of Ohio Valley. Game time is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 4th at Muskingum University.

About Ohio Dominican

The Panthers split their two-game home stand last week, losing to Trevecca Nazarene last Thursday before taking down Cedarville on Saturday night. With a conference record of 5-2-1 (6-3-1 overall), ODU is tied for fourth in the G-MAC standings.

In the first match versus Trevecca, the home team outshot their opponent 23-12, but could only connect on one goal, with freshman Ci'ara Crosby (Ashland, Ohio) connecting on a 90th minute shot for her first goal of her ODU career. Senior goaltender Marissa Wierzbicki (Powell, Ohio) recorded five saves in her ninety minutes in net.

Against Cedarville, senior Lindsey Rentzsch (Dublin, Ohio) recorded the game-winning goal in the 60th minute for her first goal of the season. The Panthers were only able to register 10 shots (five on goal), but held the Yellow Jacket offense in check, only allowing 12 shots (six on goal), with Wierzbicki tallying her fourth shutout of the season and tenth of her career.

Ohio Dominican is still second in the G-MAC in shots per game, registering 18.40 per game, while converting on 1.90 for goals per game, tied for third in the conference. Defensively, ODU has only allowed an average of just 1.00 goal per game, fifth in the conference.

Individually, sophomore Samantha Buck (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) leads the team and is third in the conference in shots with 38, while fourth in the conference in shots per game at 3.80. She is now tied for third in goals scored, assists, and total points, with six goals and four assists, totaling 16 points.

Junior Becca Gordon (Johnstown, Ohio) has climbed to 5th in shots per game, registering 3.29 in her seven games played. Wierzbicki sits fifth in goals against average at 0.97, while tied for third in the G-MAC in shutouts with 4.

About Ohio Valley

Ohio Valley has the best record in G-MAC play, sitting at 6-0-1 in-conference, with a 7-1-3 overall record. They will come into Thursday's match without a loss in their last seven games, winning in six along with being seventh in the United Soccer Coaches Midwest Regional rankings.

The Scots' are first in shots at 22.36 per game, first in goals at 3.00 per game, and third in goals against average, at just 0.60, with 6 shutouts.

Paula Valbuena, Fernanda Araya, and Konstantina Giannou each rank in the top ten in shots, points, and goals, while goalie Kim Mora is fifth in the conference in save percentage at .837.