Warhawks exorcise their Demons, win spectacular thriller at home

Josh Dean

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Resiliency and tenacity prevail as the Warhawks pull out victory from the jaws of defeat.

An early 1-0 deficit is erased in the 78 minute as fans nervously looked on. A header in overtime gave the Warhawks the comeback win and extended their home winning streak to three games.

The Lady Demons of Northwestern State struck first after cutting down the backline by the net and forcing one through the keeper’s hands.  The energy and organization of NSU stifled the Warhawks hopes throughout thef irst half and they entered in a 1-0 hole

With time ticking down the Warhawks finally broke through in the 78 minute. After a battle ensued for the ball in the Lady Demon’s box Kelley O’Dwyer squeaked it out to Mariah Mitchell who fired a rocket into the lower right corner.

Overtime ensued and several minutes in O’Dwyer found herself on the receiving end of a high cross from the left end of the field from Karlea Fehr. O’Dwyer headered it hard into the bottom left corner of the net and delivered the overtime win for the Warhawks.

Coach Mazza appreciated the effort his team gave, but said that everything ultimately came down to execution and following the game plan.

“We just regrouped, stuck to our game plan, and we knew that we were going to break them down a certain way. We got the game winner from the ball being passed in from outside into the box which is what we had worked on.”