Double Overtime Heroics: Harding Women's Soccer victorious at Lyon

From Harding University

Harding freshman Audrey Adkison headed in a cross from fellow freshman Melissa Minnich just 33 seconds into the second overtime to give the Lady Bisons a 4-3 victory over Lyon College in non-conference women's soccer action on Tuesday.

A goal by Harding senior captain Lauren Scharf in the 68th minute gave the Lady Bisons a 3-1 lead, but Lyon's Maria Monterroso scored in the 79th and 88th minutes to send the game into overtime.

Harding (1-3-0) had not scored a goal in its first three games but scored two very quickly against Lyon (2-5-1). Freshman Adair Schmidt scored on a 25-yard shot in the 14th minute and sophomore Anne Fitzgerald scored directly off a corner kick in the 18th minute to make it 2-0.

The two teams combined for 45 shots, including 29 shots on goal. Harding sophomore goalkeeper Danielle Nonaka tied her career high with 12 saves.

Harding now turns its attention to Great American Conference play. The Lady Bisons take on defending conference champions East Central on Friday in Ada, Okla. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.