Women's Soccer Hits The Road To Clash With Tiffin and Findlay

Emily Wittekind (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)
Emily Wittekind (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)

By Sports Information Intern Ralph Schudel

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican women's soccer team returns to action this weekend with a pair of conference road games. The Panthers open at Tiffin on Thursday at 1 p.m. and conclude with a 4 p.m. kickoff against the Findlay Oilers on Saturday.

About Ohio Dominican

The Panthers look to continue the momentum established in an 8-0 victory against Alderson Broaddus last Thursday. Emily Wittekind (Cincinnati, Ohio) paced the Black & Yellow with two goals on the evening. Midfielders Meghan Renius (Lambertville, Michigan) and Lindsay Buten (Cincinnati, Ohio) each scored their first collegiate goals in the victory.

ODU had seven different goal scorers find the back of the net Thursday evening.

The goals from Buten and Renius give the Panthers six players that have scored their first career collegiate goal during this campaign.

About Tiffin

The Dragons have yet to taste victory this season but have come close on numerous occasions. Winless in its last four outings, TU has remained competitive in each of those results. Their best showing came on September 21st when the Dragons earned a hard fought 0-0 draw against Findlay.

Offensively Tiffin are led by midfielder Sierra Besecker and forward Lily Cady who are tied for the team lead with two goals apiece.  

Goalkeeper Nahomi Lopez has appeared in all nine contests, collecting 68 saves and allowing 22 goals.

About Findlay

The Oilers are off to a great start in 2019 going 6-0-1 (4-0-1). The only blemish is the aforementioned draw at the hands of Tiffin on September 21st.

Findlay have outscored their opponents 14-1 in their last four contests.

Current G-MAC offensive player of the week Sierra Peacock paces the Oilers on offense. The senior midfielder leads the team with five goals and two assists.

Junior Lindsey Ahbe has emerged as a defensive leader in the last couple of weeks. She is part of a Findlay defense that has allowed two goals in seven games.