PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Madison Gourley scored with just 1:46 remaining in the second overtime to give visiting Seton Hill University a 3-2 nonconference victory over the Lake Erie College women's soccer team, snapping the Storm's two-game winning streak Sunday (Oct. 6) at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.
An early goal from freshman Elizabeth Awuah (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) gave Lake Erie (3-6) a 1-0 advantage they would hold into the second half. After a quiet first 14 minutes, Awuah took a pass from classmate Abigail O'Hair (Maumee, Ohio/Maumee) and fired it off Seton Hill keeper Bethany Winter and into the front left corner for her team-leading fifth goal of the season.
Midway through the second half, Seton Hill's Bri Kostan scored to first tie the game (57:20) and then to take the lead (68:36). The goals were the first of her career and gave the Griffins (4-7) a 2-1 edge with less than 20 minutes remaining in regulation.
With less than 10 minutes to play in the second period, Awuah fired another shot off Winter that ricocheted right to senior Paige Nemec (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood) who blasted it right down the middle to knot the game at 2-2.
The teams then traded changes through the two overtime periods – including a Lake Erie chance on a free kick that Winter just got a hand on to knock away – before Gourley came up with a deflected ball and put it in for the game winner in the 109th minute.
Junior Sarah Stroope made seven saves in goal for the Storm. Winter turned away six shots for Seton Hill, which won its second straight game.
The Storm return to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GIAC) play next weekend with a pair of road games starting Friday, Oct. 11, at the University of Findlay.