Winner, winner, chicken Schimmer: ASU soccer downs Oregon 2-1 in double overtime

ASU freshman forward Marleen Schimmer had two late goals to lift ASU past the Ducks

ASU freshman midfielder Marleen Schimmer knocked not one, but two goals in the net late in the game for Sun Devil soccer (4-3-1) in a 2-1 double overtime win over the Oregon Ducks (1-8-0) at Pape Field on Thursday. 

With only 20 seconds left in the 110th minute of action, Schimmer knocked in the tie-breaking goal after maintaining control of the ball with three Ducks surrounding her.

Prior to that, in the 68th minute, Schimmer received the ball on her right foot off a pass from freshman forward Nicole Douglas. Schimmer raced toward the net while sending her opponent tumbling to the ground and proceeded to deposit the ball into the goal to knot the game at one. 

However, prior to the tying goal, Ducks junior forward Emma Eddy snuck in a goal on a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Chardonnay Curran in the second minute of the game.

Although Oregon's goal might have shocked some, their repertoire of early scoring against the Sun Devils goes back further.

In 2017, it took the Ducks just three minutes to score, and in 2016, it took them five minutes.  

On Thursday, with Oregon in control of an early 1-0 lead, the Ducks continued to press offensively and came close to scoring in the 16th minute when freshman forward Zoe Hasenauer's shot at the 18-yard box was saved by ASU sophomore goalkeeper Nikki Panas.

Sun Devil senior forward Casey Martinez responded for the team in the 55th minute with a clear shot aimed toward the net, but it came up short and hit the post.

Meanwhile, the Ducks' bid for a second goal came in the 64th minute, when a shot missed the hands of Panas and was saved off the foot of senior defender Angela Boyle.

Going into the 85th minute in a 1-1 tie, the Ducks defense held strong for the most crucial part of the game. 

Sun Devil freshman defender Cori Sullivan had another chance on a header that made its way past the leg of redshirt senior goalkeeper Halla Hinriksdottir late in the game. However, the opportunity was stopped by redshirt freshman defender Hannah Taylor, sending the game into overtime before giving way to Schimmer's game-winner.

ASU will round out its final road match of the regular season against the Oregon State Beavers on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. MST.

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