Women's soccer picks up OT win at Lynn Saturday night

Women's soccer picks up OT win at Lynn Saturday night

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Genevieve Gignac's diving header three minutes into overtime lifted the Saint Leo women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Lynn on Saturday night at Bobby Campbell Stadium. Natalie Melillo had a helping hand in both of the Lions' goals in Boca Raton. 

Melillo scored the first goal of the night for Saint Leo in the 82nd minute before taking a long throw in, in Fighting Knight territory. Melillo's throw found Katie Waddell who bicycle kicked it towards goal before a diving Gignac redirected it to the right post for the game-winning goal. 

The Basics
Final Results:  Saint Leo def. Lynn 2-1 (OT)
Where: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
Record: SLU 4-1, 2-0 SSC | LU 2-4, 0-2 SSC

How It Happened
51'
| Lynn jumped on top of the Lions with a Donish Cole goal in the 51st minute. | Lynn 1-0 |
82'| After a scrum in the box, Natalie Melillo tapped the ball into the net for her second goal of the year and the first Saint Leo goal on the night. | Tied 1-1 |
93'| Three minutes into overtime, Melillo took a long throw in finding Katie Waddell who bicycle kicked towards the goal. Gignac dove for it, redirecting it to the far post and in. | SLU 2-1 |

Points to Note

  • Saint Leo moves to 4-1, 2-1 SSC on the year.
  • The Lions recorded 15 shots and had five corners.   
  • Natalie Melillo found the back of the net for the second time this year. Genevieve Gignac tallied her second goal of the year with her head, again.
  • Julia Ortiz moves to 3-0 on the year after recording five saves on 10 Lynn shots.  

For the Opponent – Lynn

  • Donish Cole gave the Knights hope in the second half with the first goal of the game.
  • Lynn keeper Alexa Downie made seven saves in the 15 shots from Saint Leo.

UP NEXT
Saint Leo will play on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Melbourne, Fla. when they travel to take on No. 14 Florida Tech at 7 p.m. at Rick Stottler Field.   

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