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Three Unanswered Goals Lifts Penn Past ODU in OT, 3-2

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PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – The Penn Quakers would use three unanswered goals to edge the Lady Monarchs, 3-2, in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Rhodes Field.  This was the fourth consecutive match in which Old Dominion went into overtime.

ODU head coach Angie Hind said after the game, "Again we started the game very well and scored two fantastic goals in the first half. The second half was a battle and we were under pressure for long spells. We lost a poor first goal, which gave them the momentum and of course conceding the second goal was a tough one to take. It's small details at the moment, which is the difference. We can certainly play well but need to be able to do that for a full game; that's the next step we have to take, and will take."

Grace Haverly would get the scoring going in the fifth minute on Sunday, when Melanie Oakes played a ball across that Haverly ended up shooting past the keeper and just inside Penn’s right post. The goal was Haverly’s first of the season.

In the 19th minute, Madison Hogan won a 50/50 ball and fired a shot over the goalkeeper. The goal was Hogan’s first of the season and gave the Lady Monarchs a 2-0 advantage heading into halftime.

At the half, Penn led the shot-count 7-5, while ODU led the corner kick-count, 2-1.

In the 66th minute, Penn’s Lindsey Sawczuk took a shot from about 25 yards out, which zoomed past ODU’s Meredith Lenox and in the back of the net, cutting the deficit to 2-1.

It was in the 77th minute when Penn’s Jill Kennedy and Haley Cooper played a combo into teammate Anna Estep who would tie the match a 2-2 and ultimately force overtime.

With only 12 seconds remaining on the first overtime period, Kristen Miller volleyed the ball just inside Old Dominion’s far post for the game-winner. The win advances Penn’s record to 2-0-0 on the 2014 season, while ODU falls to 0-3-2.

For the match, Penn outshot ODU, 14-10, while the corner kicks ended in a 5-5 tie. Old Dominion’s Meredith Lenox made a game high six saves on Sunday, while Penn’s switched keepers at the half having both goalies combine for 3 saves, respectively. Grace Haverly fired a game-high three shots.

Old Dominion will get a whole week in between their next match next Sunday, Sept. 14 at Radford at 1:00 p.m. The match against Radford will mark the second of ODU’s six game road trip.

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