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Lanee Andrew's Golden Goal with 9.7 Seconds Remaining in 2OT Gives SMWC the Victory

Lanee Andrew's Golden Goal with 9.7 Seconds Remaining in 2OT Gives SMWC the Victory

SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. -- Double Overtime...exactly what this afternoon's women's soccer match-up between Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) and Principia College took to determine the winner. The result...with 9.7 seconds remaining, freshman Lanee Andrew nets the golden goal!!! To make the victory sweeter, the goal was Andrew's first of her collegiate career. Alicia Lombardo was credited with the game-winning assist.

SMWC defeated Principia College 1-0 and The Woods improves to 4-4 (.500) on the season.

The Highlights 

  • After 90 minutes, SMWC and Principia were scoreless needing additional time to determine the winner
  • Despite the efforts of both teams in the first overtime, no scores were tallied and double overtime was forced
  • With 9.7 seconds remaining in double overtime, freshman Lanee Andrew scored the game-winning goal (assist by Alicia Lombardo)

By the Numbers
  • SMWC took nine shots with three on goal and seven corner kicks
  • Principia took 11 shots with six on goal and three corner kicks
  • The Woods defense only allowed six shots on goal; Megan Benefiel was perfect in protecting the net with six saves
  • Pomeroys secure their fourth shutout of the season (Eureka College 7-0, MacMurray College 3-0, Andrews University 5-0, Principia College 1-0)

Quote | Head Coach - Craig Hendry

"Great battle today; and one of the sweetest feelings in sport to win in that way. I think that the players won't forget that moment anytime soon. Focus switches to Welch College now."

Quote | Lanee Andrew

"It felt amazing to score my first collegiate goal that just happened to be the game-winner in double overtime. Thanks to Alicia Lombardo for a perfect pass and for the entire team for never giving up and working together. The excitement after the game with my best friends and family is a feeling I will never forget."

Up Next?

The women's soccer team will travel to Gallatin, Tennessee, for a match against Welch College. Location is the Welch Soccer Field and the first touch is at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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