WC women lose OT thriller to ONU 1-0


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ADA – The Wilmington College women’s soccer team held unbeaten Ohio Northern University scoreless through 90 minutes Thursday, but the Polar Bears scored the game-winning goal 90 seconds into overtime to claim a 1-0 triumph in Ohio Athletic Conference victory.

The Polar Bears held a 17-2 edge in shots including a 10-1 edge in shots on goal. The Fightin’ Quakers’ lone shot on goal came off the foot of Heidi Edens a couple minutes into the second half.

Shortly thereafter, it was Wilmington netminder Lauren Galloway’s turn to step up. The All-OAC selection from 2019 saved three ONU shots over the next 15 minutes. The Polar Bears kept the pressure up, firing five shots in the final five minutes, but another Galloway save on the only one on target forced overtime.

In overtime, Tara Morris scored the game-winning goal on the first shot of the period. Alex Hoeffel and Jill Roberts assisted on the play.

Galloway took the loss, despite making nine saves in the contest. Edens took both shots for Wilmington.

Wilmington (1-1-2) returns to action 2 p.m. Sunday against Marietta College at Townsend Field.

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