Jade Flory's OT Goal Lifts Soccer Past Wright State, Earn No. 4 Seed in HL Tournament
Youngstown, Ohio -- Sophomore Jade Flory scored with just 26 seconds left in the first overtime to lift the Youngstown State women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Wright State on Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Penguins improve to 8-8 overall and 3-4 in the Horizon League and advance to the Horizon League Tournament for the first time since 2008.
Wright State falls to 7-5-6 overall and 2-2-3 in the league.
YSU earns the No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 Wright State at Stambaugh Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.
As the first overtime period was near expiration, sophomore Chelsey Haney entered a pass into the box and after a touch by Katie Hohmann, Flory chipped the ball into the top-right corner of the net for the net for the game-winner with 26 seconds left.
The Penguins took a 1-0 lead at the 75:34 mark when Tyesha Kizer drilled a shot from the right side into the top-left corner of the goal from 20 yards out.
Wright State was the beneficiary of a slick ball due to rainy conditions. After a YSU foul near midfield, WSU's Lauren Patterson bombed a kick into the box that slipped through the hands of YSU keeper Jackie Podolsky and tied the game at 1-1 with 5:01 left in regulation.
Podolsky finished the game with six saves whille the Raiders took 13 shots with seven shots on goal.
The Guins totaled 14 shots, six on goal and took six corner kicks to Wright State's two.