Women's Soccer Notches Second Shutout

by Scott Miles
September 10, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two goals in the final minute and a half of play helped Ohio Dominican's women's soccer team secure a 3-0 victory over Urbana in non-conference action Wednesday night at Panther Field.

With the victory, ODU improved to 2-1-0 on the season, while the Blue Knights fell to 0-3.

The Panthers controlled the majority of the action on the pitch, holding an 18-6 advantage in shots and a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks, but had to survive several late run outs by Urbana before pulling away in the end.

Senior Jennifer Holton (Johnstown, Ohio) put the Panthers on the board early, scoring her 20th career goal off of a corner kick by sophomore Broegan Sautter (Bellville, Ohio) 10 minutes into action to give ODU the 1-0 lead. The score remained that way for the remainder of the half, with Urbana managing just two shots for the period.

The Panthers came out firing in the second half, squeezing out 12 shots in the frame, but had trouble earning separation. Urbana had several good scoring opportunities with a pair of shots in the 73rd and 74th minutes, with the first being blocked by ODU's defense and the second saved by sophomore Laura Clark (Lapeer, Mich.).

ODU kept its pressure up down the stretch, with sophomore Emily Spencer (Gibsonia, Pa.) scoring at the 88:35 mark on a through ball up the middle from Lauren Pratt (West Chester, Ohio) to make it 2-0. Less than a minute later, sophomore Jordan Mazzi (Galena, Ohio) hit the crossbar on her shot attempt, but Pratt was there to clean it up for the final tally of the game, her first collegiate goal.

Clark earned her second shutout victory of the season by recording three saves in net.

The Panthers continue non-conference play with a 7 p.m. match at Cedarville on Saturday. It is the first of five straight road matches for Ohio Dominican.

Contact: Scott Miles

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