Crosby's Late Goal Earns Draw Against Cedarville

Ci'ara Crosby (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)
Ci'ara Crosby (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican women's soccer team earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Cedarville on a cold Tuesday evening inside Panther Stadium. With the draw, ODU concludes the 2019 regular season with a record of 10-6-1 (8-4-1).

Tuesday's game was a back and forth contest on the offensive end with both clubs combining for 28 shots.

Despite the offensive onslaught from both teams, ODU's defense shined through with moments of brilliance throughout the first half. Freshman midfielder Makenna Greer (Pickerington, Ohio) had a timely clearance in the defensive third in the 7th minute to save a potential goal.

In the 19th minute goalkeeper Cecilia Kuntz (Berlin, Germany) stopped a dipping shot from Cedarville midfielder Mackenzie Northcutt to keep the game scoreless heading into the half.

The Panthers came out of the halftime break looking to claim an early advantage. Midfielder Taylor Rankin (Dearborn, Michigan) earned a quality chance early in the half when she connected with forward Mari Silvestri (Solon, Ohio) to earn one ODU's five corner kicks in the second half.

The Black & Yellow continued to blitz the Yellow Jackets defense with shots and high defensive pressure. The trio of Cheyenne Story (Canfield, Ohio), Makenna Greer, and the aforementioned Rankin pressed the Cedarville defense in search of a go-ahead goal.

The visitors would claim an advantage in the 87th minute as forward Taylor Noll finished an opportunity from the left side of the penalty area to give Cedarville a 1-0 lead.

Just 18 seconds later forward Ci'ara Crosby (Ashland, Ohio) brought the Panthers back level as she finished a cross from Makenna Greer on the right side of the field.

Following their game-tying goal, ODU survived a pesky Cedarville attack in overtime to claim the 1-1 draw.

The Panthers return to action this Saturday, November 9th in the G-MAC Conference Tournament as they once against welcome Trevecca Nazarene to Sunbury Road. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.