On Thursday in Eugene, the Arizona State Sun Devils (9-5-1, 4-3-1 Pac-12) soccer team looked destined to draw at one with the Oregon Ducks (7-9-1, 1-8-0). Freshman forward Marleen Schimmer had different plans for how the game was going to end.
With a little over 20 seconds left in the second overtime, Schimmer found enough space on the right side to put in her second goal of the night, securing the road 2-1 victory for the Sun Devils.
In the 69th minute, the Sun Devils finally brook through after freshman forward Nicole Douglas fed the ball up the middle to Schimmer who one-timed it past the Ducks goalkeeper, Halla Hinriksdottir. That would be Schimmer’s first of the night, tying the game at 1-1.
Arizona State found themselves down early. The Ducks took the lead within the first three minutes, Sun Devil sophomore goalkeeper Nikki Panas was able to save the header attempt from sophomore midfielder, however, Panas couldn’t stop the rebound shot from junior forward Emma Eddy. Panas was tested ten times throughout the game and finished the game with nine saves.
In the second half, the Sun Devils came out hot with seven shots and three of those on goal. Each team would end the day with a yellow card, both in the second half one to Schimmer and the other to the Ducks sophomore defender Mia Palmer. The Sun Devils took the Ducks into overtime, where in the first half the Ducks out shot the Sun Devils two to zero.
Arizona State now finds themselves on a three-game winning streak. All seven goals during that stretch have been scored or assisted by freshmen. The Sun Devils will head to Carvallis, Oregon to take on the Oregon State Beavers on Sunday, October 28th at 11 a.m. MST.