PAINESVILLE, OHIO – For one half, it looked as though Lake Erie College (1-5, 0-4 GLIAC) would play yet another nail bitter, but Ohio Dominican University (2-3-1, 2-1-1 GLIAC) came out of the gates in the second half in a flurry en route to a 4-0 victory over the Storm at Slattery Field in Painesville, Ohio.
The deficit could have been even greater if not from some outstanding saves from sophomore Megan Baldacci (Cavecreek, Ariz./Cactus Shadows). Overall, Baldacci made 14 stops, facing 27 total shots.
The game was scoreless deep into the first half until Sierra Patterson scored for ODU in the 33rd minute off a pass from Broegan Sautter. The Panthers took the 1-0 lead into halftime.
However, it Ohio Dominican just 14 seconds into the second half to double its lead as Kirsten Hoy received a pass ahead from Jennifer Holton. Less than three minutes later, Holton got a goal of her own as she head in a beautiful free kick form Slone Fleak from just past midfield. In the 65th minute, ODU tacked on its final goal as Olivia Scalzitti controlled a defected throw in at point blank range.
The Storm will be in action next on Tuesday with a 3:00 p.m. non-conference match at Urbana University.