Rodgers OT PK Clinches #2 Seed for Women’s Soccer in 2-1 Win over Wilkes

Rodgers OT PK Clinches #2 Seed for Women’s Soccer in 2-1 Win over Wilkes

Center Valley, PA (October 30, 2021) – Junior Tess Rodgers scored on a PK just 57 seconds into overtime lifting the DeSales University women’s soccer team past Wilkes University, 2-1, in MAC Freedom action on Saturday clinching the #2 seed in the MAC Freedom postseason next week.

The Basics

  • Final Score: DeSales – 2, Wilkes – 1
  • Records: DeSales (13-4, 6-2 MAC Freedom); Wilkes (7-8-2, 3-3-2 MAC Freedom)
  • The win clinches the #2 seed for the Bulldogs who will face Stevens (#3 seed) in the MAC Freedom postseason tournament semifinals on Thursday with game time set for 2:00 pm.
  • DSU’s win over Wilkes is its second straight in the series and improves the Bulldogs to 8-19-1 all-time vs. the Colonels.

How it Happened

  • Wilkes struck first and took a 1-0 lead into the half on a goal in the 32nd minute that featured a 2-v-1 fastbreak with Madison Straub beating a charging DSU keeper inside the right post.
  • DSU tied the game in the 52nd minute when junior Allie Trick received a centering pass in the middle of the box, turned, and beat the keeper inside the far post.
  • DeSales had a ton of chances to take the lead in the second-half but were unable to connect sending the game into overtime.
  • With less then a minute in the OT period, senior Meghan Corbran drew a penalty in the box and Rodgers scored the goal giving the Bulldogs the win.

Top Bulldog Performers

  • It was Rodgers second goal of the year, both on PK’s.
  • Trick tallied her team-leading 13th and senior Natalie Dorsheimer assisted on Trick’s goal.

For the Foes

  • Tatiana Mancera earned an assist on Straub’s goal, her first of the season.
  • Hannah Landis was outstanding in goal, making 10 saves.

Inside the Box Score

  • DeSales dominated the shots, out-shooting Wilkes, 31-4.
  • DSU took all seven corner kicks in the game.

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