Dickens’ ‘Golden Goal’ Gives Spartans OT Win at Wooster

Dickens’ ‘Golden Goal’ Gives Spartans OT Win at Wooster

Case Western Reserve University senior midfielder Emily Dickens connected on a 'golden goal' in the first overtime period on Tuesday afternoon to give the Spartan women a 1-0 win over the College of the Wooster at Carl Dale Field in Wooster, Ohio.

The Spartans improved to 4-2-0 overall, while Wooster drops to 4-1-3 on the season.

The game was scoreless throughout regulation, before Dickens struck for the game-winning score, her first of the season, with just 3:17 left to play in the first overtime period. The senior received a pass from freshman forward Ella Copich and was able to roll the ball in after the Wooster keeper came out to stop the pass. The assist was Copich's first of her collegiate career.

It marked the second game-winning overtime goal  by a CWRU women's soccer player this season, as freshman forward Christina Hickson tallied the game-winner against Chatham University on Saturday afternoon.

CWRU withstood an aggressive Wooster attack throughout the game, as the Fighting Scots held the advantage in shots (14-10) and shots on goal (5-2). The Spartans were led again on defense by sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Metz who recorded five saves. With the win, she improves to 4-2-0 on the season, and lowered her goals-against average to 0.55.

Junior forward Kimberly Chen, freshman midfielder Taylor Bova and Hickson each recorded two shots during the game, while Bova and Dickens each registered a shot on goal.

Case Western Reserve will be back in action on Sunday, September 23rd when they head to Washington, Pennsylvania to face the Washington and Jefferson College Presidents. The game is slated for a 4:00 p.m. start.