WILMINGTON, N.C. – Ashley Orkus saved three penalty photographs and Mo O’Connor scored the sport winner in a dramatic shootout as Ole Miss soccer superior previous Bowling Inexperienced within the first spherical of the 2020 NCAA Soccer Championship Tuesday night time. With the victory, the Rebels advance to the second spherical for the fifth time in program historical past.
Regulation and two overtimes weren’t sufficient as Ole Miss and Bowling Inexperienced went seven rounds in penalty kicks on the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Rebels superior 4-3 within the shootouts, establishing a second spherical matchup with USC on Friday in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Neither group may get something going within the first half. Haleigh Stackpole had the perfect alternative on a free kick within the 19th minute however the Falcons’ Lili Berg dove to her left to maintain the Rebels off the board. Bowling Inexperienced labored the ball into the Insurgent field a number of instances, however Orkus was capable of cowl and snuff out the possibility every time.
After a scoreless first half, Ole Miss got here out and rapidly earned a nook. Saydie Holland had an opportunity to offer the Rebels the lead however couldn’t fairly redirect the ball on the right track. A couple of minutes later, Bowling Inexperienced earned a sequence of 4 consecutive corners however Orkus and the Rebels held robust and spoiled the Falcons finest alternative of the match.
Nonetheless scoreless, the Rebels and Falcons performed two 10-minute extra time intervals earlier than the match finally headed to a penalty shootout.
Ole Miss fell behind 0-1 after two rounds however remained undetered. Stackpole and BGSU’s Nikki Cox traded objectives within the third set of penalty kicks. Madisyn Pezzino stepped as much as the dot for the fourth spherical and calmly slotted her shot into the nook, tying issues up at two apiece. After each groups missed their fifth try, Ole Miss and Bowling Inexperienced moved to a sudden dying state of affairs.
After Lucy Inexperienced transformed on the Rebels’ sixth try, BGSU’s Jasmijn Dijsselhof knotted issues again up as she was capable of get one by Orkus and maintain the Falcons alive. Oxford native Mo O’Connor got here in to take the seventh kick for the Rebels, sending a rocket previous the diving keeper. With the Falcons needing a conversion to maintain issues alive, the following shot careened off the put up and out, sending the Rebels right into a frenzy.
Ole Miss will proceed its run in Wilmington on Friday, April 30, taking over USC at 5 p.m. CT within the second spherical of the match. The match might be streamed by the Seahawk Digital Community, accessible by the CAA.television app.
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