EMU women’s soccer tops Marymount, 2-1, in double OT
Nora Osei (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) finished off a dramatic night by hitting the game-winner with 2:16 left in double overtime, handing the EMU Royals back-to-back wins in 100+ minutes. EMU’s soccer women have now gone into two extra sessions in the last three games, improving to 2-2-1 over that stretch.
Despite playing with just two subs all night against a physical Marymount team, the Royals made the most of their opportunities, scoring twice off of free kicks. Each time midfielder Morgan Hill (Martinsville, Va./Carlisle) started the process.
After giving up a first half goal to the Saints, EMU equalized in the 75th minute. Hill shot a free kick off the post and Sara Shenk Moreno (Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg) was right there to knock in the rebound, tying things at 1-1.
Keeper Becca Borg (Gig Harbor, Wash./Peninsula) made three saves in the overtime sessions, including one in the 106th minute. Just two minutes later Osei ended the game. After an MU foul, Hill again set up a free kick, this time from 35 yards out. Osei made her way through a tangle of players to tap the ball past Marymount’s keeper and into the center of the net.
It was the second straight last-second win for the women. Hill scored on a PK with 1:49 left in Saturday’s 4-3 win over Hood.
The Saints had a 25-13 advantage in shots, although just 9-7 in attempts on goal. Borg finished with eight saves. Hill had a team high five shots, including three on goal, to go with her two assists. She leads the ODAC with five assists in five games this season.