Lindsay Gerber, CMUChippewas.com
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Madison Costner scored two goals including the winner in overtime on Sunday the Central Michigan women's soccer team defeated Oakland, 3-2, in a non-conference match at the Oakland Soccer Field.
It was the second win of the weekend for the Chippewas (2-1-1) who on Friday topped Robert Morris, 4-0, in their home opener.
"I'm really proud of the team's performance today," CMU coach Peter McGahey said, "I thought the response to the goals and timing was really positive throughout. We kept grinding. It was a gritty and character-filled performance today and I'm really proud of the team."
Costner put the first goal on the board for CMU just over 40 minutes into the first half, tying it 1-1 after OU's Cecilie Dokka scored less than five minutes after the opening kickoff.
Devyn Brough scored her second goal of the season to put the Chippewas up, 2-1, in the 68th minute. Dokka answered for Oakland less than two minutes later to re-tie the game.
Shannon Magnan assisted on Costner's game-winner, which came just under five minutes into the extra session. Costner, a junior from Dublin, Ohio, has three goals on the season. It was the second multi-goal game of her career.
"(Costner's) energy and confidence that she radiated out with her determined spirit was really something that made a difference to the team today," said McGahey of the junior.
Zoie Reed made two saves going the distance in goal for the Chippewas, who finished with a 14-10 advantage in shots and a 7-4 edge in corner kicks.
"We feel positive moving forward," McGahey said. "Picking up our first road victory today on a gritty performance gives us a lot of positives to building off of."
The Chippewas will be back on the road next weekend for the Marquette Invitational. CMU will play on Friday (9:15 p.m.) against host Marquette (3-1) then on Sunday (5:30 p.m.) against Loyola (1-2).