Florence, SC—Oct.10—Senior Michelle Williston scored on a 13-yard shot in overtime to give Howard University a 2-1 win over Francis Marion University (3-5-0) in a women’s non-conference match.
After a scoreless first half, Howard freshman Meghan Nick scored in the 59th minute to give the Lady Bison a 1-0 lead. It was Nick’s first career goal.
But FMU, in its first year as a provisional NCAA Division 1 member, countered in the 71st minute on a goal by senior Katie Riley to tie the score at 1-1 and send it into overtime.
Then with only 5:47 into the overtime, Williston scored the game winner after a feed from Lauren White that extended its win streak to three.
Howard (4-8-1) out-shot the hosts, 12-7 and held a commanding 11-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Walton finished with three saves for Howard, including a potential game winner at the beginning of the extra period.
Howard travels to Annapolis, MD to take on the Naval Academy on Monday at 7 p.m.
Francis Marion 0 1 0 1
GOALS: FMU-Riley, 71st minute; HU-Nick, 59th minute; Williston, 96th minute.
ASSISTS: FMU-Tremmel; HU-Jackson, Miner and White
SHOTS: FMU-7; HU-12
SAVES: FMU-6; HU-3