Sept. 2, 2007
Dayton's Lauren Maybury broke a goalless tie with a header in the 108th minute as visiting University of Dayton upended Loyola Marymount 1-0 in double overtime Sunday afternoon at Sullivan Field. The Lions drop their home opener to fall to 0-2-0 on the young season while the Flyers complete their West Coast road trip with a 2-0-0 record.
On a day that saw stifling heat and two well-matched teams take their tolls on each other, neither side budged for nearly 110 minutes. Both sides had chances throughout the game but it was Dayton who pounced on the opportunity. With the game looking to end in a scoreless tie, the Flyers won a corner on the right side. The ball was delivered into the box and a scramble ensued with UD's Colleen Gibson getting off a point-blank header that was parried by LMU senior Joslyn Slovek. The ball popped up to Maybury, who headed in from four yards for her first goal of the season and the game-winner.
Each team took turns dominating the game in spurts. Dayton took the offensive at the beginning, registering the game's first four shots and forcing Slovek into her first save after just two minutes. LMU found its stride shortly thereafter, pounding three straight shots at the Flyer goal. The third, a breakaway by senior Jamie Bell, produced a fine kick-save from UD keeper Niki Reed.
After the teams went into the locker room for halftime, it was LMU who came out looking for a goal, outshooting Dayton 7-2 in the second half. In the 60th minute, sophomore Tiffany Harrison came close on a header from a free kick but Reed dove low to her right to keep it out. Five minutes from time, senior Katie Osborne chased down a long clearance and maneuvered past her defender, only for her left-footed shot to sail high. Right at the end of regulation, Dayton had a free kick from 25 yards but the LMU defense stayed strong to send the game into overtime.
Dayton had the two best chances in the second OT, with Mandi Back shooting just high and Gibson firing a long-range effort that was saved at full-stretch by Slovek before the corner kick that decided the game.
Each team took 12 shots. Reed had six saves and Slovek made five.
The Lions take to the road next week for the Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, Indiana. On Friday, they face the hosts Indiana at 4:30 p.m., then take on Maryland Sunday at 8 a.m.