With four seconds remaining in the second golden-goal overtime period, Miami (Ohio) forward Lyda Bogdanovitch netted a breakaway goal to give the Redhawks a 2-1 victory over Morehead State Soccer on Friday evening at the MSU Recreation & Wellness Intramural Field.
The goal by Bogdanovitch gave Miami its first win of 2019, moving their overall mark to 1-3. The Eagles dropped to 1-3 overall.
After playing to a scoreless tie in the opening half thanks to stellar goalkeeping, Morehead State opened the scoring with a goal by junior Tia Williams in the 71st minute. Sophomore forward Abby Vanhoeve fed Williams a pass from the left-wing into the center of the penalty box that the 5-foot-2 midfielder finished with a one-touch left-foot shot into the lower-left corner of the goal.
The goal was Williams first career goal while the assist was also the first of VanHoeve's career.
The Redhawks scored the equalizing goal five minutes later when Olivia Winnett found herself open outside the right side of the box and cranked a powerful shot across the net and into the upper left side of the goal.
The team's played an intense final 10 minutes of regulation with MSU freshman forward Eva Kiper missing a goal after hitting the post on a rebound shot in the 84th minute and Miami's Winnett having a shot saved by Eagles' freshman goalkeeper Kayla Landman.
The teams played even over the final 19:56 before Bogdanovitvh's game-winning goal.
It was the first overtime contest for either team in the 2019 season.
In goal, Landman played 97 minutes in goal for Morehead State and made a career-high eight saves while allowing two goals. Landman entered for fellow freshman Grace Gaffney in the 12th minute – Gaffney recorded one save in the match.
Izzie Vaccari played the full match in goal for the Redhawks and made eight saves.
Miami outshot Morehead State 23-16 in the match. The Redhawks had 11 shots on target versus the Eagles 10.
The 16 shots and 10 tries on target were the most of the season for MSU in a match.