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Lentini Goal in OT Lifts Ferrum Women

Kayla Lentini had the game-winning goal in overtime.
Kayla Lentini had the game-winning goal in overtime.


FERRUM, Va. -- Kayla Lentini's goal 25 seconds into overtime was the difference as Ferrum College slipped past Randolph College 2-1 in the first round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament tonight at Penn-Roediger Field. Ferrum is the #8 seed and the WildCats were the #9 seed.

Ferrum (9-5-2)
Randolph (9-7)

Victoria Wagner gave Ferrum a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute of play when she tipped in Lentini's header attempt. Maria Santacroce sent the game into overtime with a goal at the 79:00 minute mark. Lentini then took a pass from Casey Raggett on Ferrum's possession in overtime and found the back of the net to end the thriller.

Ferrum: Lentini GW goal, asst; Wagner goal; GK Taylor Dodson 90:25
Randolph: GK Zoe Waring 90:25, 6 saves

"This game was about playing with courage, having an aggressive mindset in the attack, being overwhelming positive, and writing our own history. I'm proud of the result, but I'm much more proud of the manner in which we did it. We played courageous, intense, exciting soccer, and we stayed true to ourselves and our core values in the process. For me, that's what it's all about. All the credit goes to the team." -- Head Coach James Lofton

Lofton's team advances to the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals, where it will face #1 seed Bridgewater College Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Bridgewater, Virginia.