Panthers Open G-MAC Play This Week

Photo by: Ralph Schudel
Photo by: Ralph Schudel

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Dominican's women's soccer team opens Great Midwest Athletic Conference play this with a matchup with Malone before also hosting Walsh on Saturday afternoon.

The matchup with Malone is set for Thursday night at 7:30 pm while the matchup with Walsh is set for Saturday at 12 p.m.with both games at Panther Stadium.

About Ohio Dominican

The Panthers opened their season last Friday with 2-1 loss against Saginaw Valley before also hosting Northwood where they evened their record at 1-1 with a 5-1 win over the Timberwolves on Sunday. 

Sophomore Samantha Buck (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) leads the Panthers with six points as she scored a hat trick against Northwood. Freshman Mari Silvestri (Solon, Ohio) and Hannah Baughman (Solon, Ohio) along with senior Susan D'Isodoro (Twinsburg, Ohio) each had a goal and an assist last week.

Senior goalkeeper Marissa Wierzbicki (Powell, Ohio) has four saves so far on the year for the Panther defense.

About Malone

Malone enters the matchup on Thursday with a 1-1 overall record as they dropped their G-MAC opener to Ursuline 2-1. Later in the week, the Pioneers had a matchup with West Liberty which evened their record at 1-1 as they won 3-1.

Madeline Ault leads the offense for the Pioneers as she posted two goals on five shots on goal last week.

ODU and Malone tied 1-1 a year ago at Panther Stadium.

About Walsh

Walsh comes into the week with a 2-0 record as they opened their season with a 2-1 win over Southern Indiana before opening G-MAC play with a 5-0 win over Lake Erie on Sunday. 

Mickey McClanahan is leading the Cavalier defnese as she has six saves in two games while not allowing a goal. The Cavaliers have seven different payers with goals in their first two games.

Before traveling to Sunbury Road on Saturday, Walsh hosts Cedarville on Thursday at 6 p.m.

The Panthers defeated Walsh 2-1 at Panther Stadium a year ago before defeating the Cavaliers with a score of 2-0 in the G-MAC semifinal.