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Panthers Outshoot WildCats in Comeback Win

Alexis McCargo scored the game-winning goal with 4:58 left in regulation.
Alexis McCargo scored the game-winning goal with 4:58 left in regulation.

FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College posted a comeback win in tonight's Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's soccer match over Randolph College, winning 2-1 at W.B. Adams Stadium. 

Ferrum (7-1-1, 3-1 ODAC)
Randolph (5-5, 0-5 ODAC)

The Panthers trailed 1-0 at the break on a goal by Randolph's Sara Bane at the 28:12 mark, but Ferrum's MJ Germeroth tied the game in the 65th minute off a pass from Victoria Wagner.

Alexis McCargo punched in the game-winner with less than five minutes left in regulation off a pass from Casey Raggett. The Panthers outshot Randolph 26-4.

Ferrum: Germeroth goal; McCargo GW goal; Wagner asst; Raggett asst;
               GK Taylor Dodson 90 minutes, 3 saves
Randolp: Bane goal; Sam Hablas asst; GK Zoe Waring 90 minutes, 13 saves

"I'm proud of the team. The message this week has been about response and resilience. It was important that we respond to our last performance, and that we take the lessons from that tough experience and use them to become a better and tougher team. I think the team did that. Today our aim was to come out and play 90 minutes with a competitive spirit - something that I felt was lacking last weekend - and I'm happy with the competitive spirit of the program today. Without great effort, energy, communication, and competitiveness, we wouldn't have been able to walk away with a result we were happy about. But the team played with all those things, and it gave us a chance to finish the game in the right way. It showed a lot of character from the team to come back from a deficit. I told the team before that game that we are competing with ourselves to play as well as we are capable of playing. We're still in that competition. We need to shore up our defense and strive to improve our goal-scoring ability to be the team we want to be at the end of the season." -- Head Coach James Lofton

Coach James Loften's team will play at Hollins University Friday, October 12. The ODAC game gets underway at 2:00 p.m. in Roanoke, Virgina.