Women's Soccer Continues Conference Play This Week

Becca Gordon (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)
Becca Gordon (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Dominican's women's soccer team continues Great Midwest Athletic Conference matchups this Thursday and Saturday as they travel to Findlay and host Tiffin.

The matchup with Findlay comes before the men's game and kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at DeHaven Field while the Saturday matchup with Tiffin is set for 12 p.m. at Panther Stadium. 

About Ohio Dominican

After losing the first game of the year, the Panthers have won five straight games and boast a 5-1 record overall while being atop the conference with a record of 4-0. Ohio Dominican also jumped a spot in the regional rankings as they are now sixth in the United Soccer Coaches Midwest Regional Rankings.

In the Panthers five straight wins, they have outscored their opponents 14-3 including three shutouts from goalkeeper Marissa Wierzbicki (Powell, Ohio). Wierzbicki has 25 saves through six games while allowing .82 goals per game.

The Panthers are coming off a 4-0 win over Lake Erie on Saturday where four different players found the back of the net.

Freshman forward, Mari Silvestri (Solon, Ohio) was named the G-MAC Offensive Player of the Week after her week of two goals and one assist. Silvestri has three goals on the year while sophomore Samantha Buck (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) leads the conference with five goals. 

About Findlay 

Findlay comes into the week with a 4-0-2 overall record with a 3-0-2 record in the conference. The Oilers have a 2-0-1 record at home where last year, the Panthers won 7-0.

The Findlay offense is averaging two goals per game while the defense is only allowing .31. The Oilers offensively are led by Shannon Marsh who is tied with Buck for the league lead in goals with five. Between the posts, Anna Money has four shutouts for the Oilers while having 23 saves while allowing just two goals.

About Tiffin

Tiffin comes into the week with an 0-7 overall record and an 0-5 record in the conference.

The Dragon offense is led by Carla Briscoe who leads the squad with two goals on the year. Leading the defense is senior goalkeeper Shelby Haworth who has started all seven games and leads the conference with 47 saves through seven games. 

Before coming to Sunbury Road on Saturday, the Dragons will host Cedarville on Thursday at 2p.m.