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Davenport upsets No. 11 Martin Methodist in Overtime

September 17, 2012
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By Rick Hoskin, Davenport (Mich.) Assistant Sports Information Director

PULASKI, Tenn. - (Box Score) Trailing 1-0 throughout the second half of the match, Tam Grzybowski evened the score within the final minutes of regulation and Paige Eli's golden goal in overtime completed the Davenport (Mich.) women's soccer team's 2-1 come-from-behind upset victory over 11th-ranked Martin Methodist (Tenn.) Sunday afternoon.

Although the Panthers claimed the victory, the RedHawks had a 12-9 shooting advantage and a 4-2 corner kick advantage.

The RedHawks dominated the first half over the Panthers. They held a 6-2 shooting advantage in the half and came close to finding the back of the net in the 38th minute. A a cross from the left side past Panther goalkeeper Michelle Marcus, leaving an open spot in the net, but Laken Duchar-Clark cleared the ball before the RedHawks offense can take an open shot.

Martin Methodist got on board just over one minute into the second half on a penalty kick. Despite the Lady Panthers held a 6-3 shooting advantage in the half, the RedHawks was in control for a majority of the match. As the match was approaching the end, the Lady Panthers evened the score in the 88th minute. After receiving a pass from Eli, Alyssa Malone kept the ball away from the RedHawks until she found Gryzbowski on the left side of the penalty area. Grzybowski made a few touches before her shot arced to the right post and into the net.

The RedHawks continued to show domination over the Lady Panthers in the first overtime period, holding a 3-1 shooting advantage. In the 96th minute, Thelma Gylfadottir picked up the loose ball near the end line and sent it across to Eli, who made a few touches before taking Davenport's only shot in the period for the match-winning goal.