WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Sophomore forward Kyra Ricks scored with 18 seconds remaining in regulation as Old Dominion rallied to earn 1-1 draw against UNCW in a non-conference game at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Thursday evening.
The Seahawks, who were playing at home for the first time in nearly three weeks, saw their record move to 2-4-1 on the season. Old Dominion, meanwhile, is now 2-2-2 on the year after its second straight tie.
Freshman midfielder Molly McGarry gave UNCW a 1-0 lead in the 40th minute when she took a shot from a sharp angle and scored her second goal of the season. Sophomore defender Ashley Johnson was credited with the assist.
Ricks, who scored her second goal of the season, took a pass from redshirt junior defender Natalie Johnson and fired a shot from the left side that deflected off the hands of freshman goalkeeper Sydney Schneider and into the far side of the goal.
UNCW outshot Old Dominion by a 4-0 margin in the overtime periods, but was unable to break the tie.
Schneider made three saves for the Seahawks while senior Krista Moisio tallied two saves for the Monarchs.
• Old Dominion still leads the series by an 11-10-2 margin and was making its first appearance in Wilmington since 2012.
• The Seahawks scored in the first half for the first time this season. All three of UNCW’s previous goals were scored in the second half.
• UNCW earned its first tie since a 2-2 draw against William & Mary in last year’s Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinals.
• Johnson earned her first career point with the assist on McGarry’s goal.
Up Next: The Seahawks complete their quick two-game homestand on Saturday, Sept. 9, with a 7 p.m. contest against Appalachian State at UNCW Soccer Stadium.
College Women’s Soccer: UNCW 1, Old Dominion 1 (2OT)
Old Dominion 0 1 0 0 - 1
UNCW 1 0 0 0 - 1
Goals: ODU – Kyra Ricks (89:42); UNCW – Molly McGarry (39:14). Assists: ODU – Natalie Johnson; UNCW – Ashley Johnson. Saves: ODU – Krista Moisio 2 (110:00, 1 goals allowed); UNCW – Sydney Schneider 3 (110:00, 1 goals allowed). Shots: ODU – 9; UNCW – 11. Corner Kicks: ODU – 2; UNCW – 8. Attendance: 349.
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