COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two goals less than one minute apart in the second half allowed Ohio Dominican's women's soccer team to come away with a 3-1 win over Ursuline at Panther Stadium in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday night.
ODU (4-2, 2-0 G-MAC) begins conference play with two wins and is outscoring Great Midwest opponents 4-1 to start the season.
The Panthers held a decisive 27-9 advantage in shots over the Arrows, including an 18-5 edge in shots on goal.
Senior Alli Pavlik (Cortland, Ohio) scored her fourth goal of the season and recorded seven shots on goal on the night. Sophomore Becca Gordon (Johnstown, Ohio) scored her first goal of the season and the second of her career. Freshman Samantha Buck (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) recorded two assists in the match and sophomore Madeline Reimbold (Fort Wayne, Indiana) also notched an assist, the first of their Panther careers.
ODU led 1-0 at halftime after an own goal by Ursuline allowed the Panthers to take a one goal lead into the break.
Ursuline (1-2-1, 1-1-0 G-MAC) scored in the 65th minute to tie the match at 1-1, but the Panthers would strike quickly to bring the score back in their favor. Just 40 seconds later, Pavlik headed a shot into the back of the net on assists from Reimbold and Buck to put ODU back out in front, 2-1 in the 66th minute.
Gordon's goal was not far behind, just 29 seconds after Pavlik's, as a strongly struck ball from the sophomore found the back of the net to increase the Panther advantage to 3-1.
Senior keeper Kelsey Harris (Mason, Ohio) and Ohio Dominican's defense shut the door on an Ursuline comeback in the final 23 minutes to help earn the 3-1 win.
Junior goalkeeper Marissa Wierzbicki (Powell, Ohio) picked up her fourth winning decision of the year and held the Arrows out of the net in her 45 minutes of time between the posts.
Ohio Dominican has won two-straight and will look to continue its winning ways when it welcomes Lake Erie on Saturday at 12 p.m. for a Great Midwest match.
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