Greencastle, Ind. – The women’s soccer team was on the right side of a thrilling finish Wednesday night as a header from junior Kelsey Cobbs gave the Tigers a 2-1 overtime win against Wittenberg.
The game-winner was set up on a corner taken by Alyson Marzonie, who found Megann Lear on the far side pole. Lear hit it right where Cobbs needed it so she could head it on point in the top-right corner of the goal.
The win keeps DePauw undefeated in the North Coast Athletic Conference with just two regular season games remaining. They move to 9-5-1 overall and 6-0 in the NCAC, while Wittenberg drops to 7-5-2 overall and 2-2-1 in the NCAC.
To get into overtime DePauw was fouled in the box with under five minutes remaining in regulation. That allowed Elizabeth Seewer a penalty kick, which she connected on. DePauw had an earlier penalty kick in the first half but failed to connect.
It was a scoreless game for 80:37 until Wittenberg’s Megan Davis scored from about 40 yards out on a ball that sailed over goalkeeper Riley Riordan’s head.
DePauw took 14 shots, while Wittenberg took 11. Both goalies made five saves as Riordan took the win (9-5-1) for DePauw.
DePauw won the corner advantage 6-5, while Wittenberg committed 13 fouls to DePauw’s seven. Wittenberg also had two yellow cards.
DePauw returns to action Saturday when they travel to Denison.