Second half goals lift Huskies past Panthers

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech won its fifth consecutive game tonight with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Ohio Dominican. It was the fourth straight win via a 2-1 score for the Huskies, who improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in GLIAC play.

The visiting Panthers (5-3-1 overall, 2-1-1 GLIAC) struck in the 11th minute. A Tech defender had a chance at the crossing pass, but didn’t get a solid foot on the clearing attempt. The ball wound up with Allison Pavlik, and she scored from close range.

ODU continued to hold a territorial advantage in the opening 45 minutes.

Tech began to turn the momentum in the second half. Janelle Riedl had a chance to tie the game with header in the 54th minute that was saved. Moments later, Lexi Herrewig was fouled in the penalty box on a run. Tech was awarded a penalty shot, and Herrewig converted by putting the ball off the crossbar and down for the equalizer.

The hosts grabbed the lead in the 62nd minute on a set play. A short corner kick was played from Herrewig out to Taylor Archibald, who drove a shot through traffic from 25 yards out. The ball snuck inside the left post for Archibald’s first collegiate goal.

ODU managed to gain a couple opportunities in the final 20 minutes. The most notable was a hard shot from inside the 18-yard box that was blocked by Haley Crites.

The teams took 11 shots apiece. Huskies’ goalkeeper Jenna Phelps made five saves in improving to 4-1 on the season.

“We haven’t always played our best in the first half this year. We didn’t again today, but we didn’t play poorly either,” said coach Michelle Jacob. “We continued to show resilience and were able to come back.

“Credit Ohio Dominican. They’re a fast team and a good team. We were able to settle down and get back to our game plan.”

Michigan Tech will be back in action at Sherman Field on Sunday (Oct. 5) with a noon kickoff against Walsh.

(Information Courtesy of MTU Athletics)