Thiss' Overtime Goal Lifts Vikings Past Oakland, 3-2

Thiss' Overtime Goal Lifts Vikings Past Oakland, 3-2

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Ashley Thiss scored her first goal of the season two minutes into overtime to lift Cleveland State to a 3-2 victory at Oakland on Saturday night. Bianca Sarti and Kaila Sargema also scored goals for the Vikings.


•  Final Score: Cleveland State 3, Oakland 2 (OT)
•  Halftime Score: Oakland 2, Cleveland State 1
•  End of Regulation Score: Oakland 2, Cleveland State 2
•  CSU Goal Scorers: Bianca Sarti, Kaila Sargema, Ashley Thiss
•  CSU Assists: Dani Sowinski
•  Records: Cleveland State (4-6, 1-1 HL); Oakland (4-6-1, 1-1 HL)


• Oakland took a quick 1-0 lead with a goal 7:34 into the match, but Bianca Sarti scored her first career goal in the 26th minute to knot the contest at 1-1.
• Sarti took advantage of a failed clear from the Golden Grizzlies, blasting a shot from 15 yards away to net her goal.
• The Golden Grizzlies regained a 2-1 lead six minutes before the half and carried that lead into the locker room.
• It stayed that way until the 53:04 mark when Kaila Sargema scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season and the 16th of her career, third all-time in CSU history.
Dani Sowinski tallied the assist on Sargema's goal on a cross that Sargema was able to re-direct into the back of the net.
• After a scoreless final 37 minutes forced overtime, Thiss netted the Golden Goal just two minutes into overtime when her shot from 17 yards out found the upper part of the net.


• Jamie Daniels made three saves in goal for the Vikings, playing all 92 minutes.


• Oakland out-shot the Vikings, 18-9, including 5-4 in shots on goal.
• Both teams took three corner kicks in the match.
• Tonight's win marked the first-ever for CSU against Oakland in five all-time matches.
• Daniels, Megan Barrick, Sarti and Toni Dickson logged all 92 minutes for the Vikings as 17 different players saw action.


• CSU returns home for two Horizon League matches next week.
• The Vikings host Wright State at 7:00 pm on Wednesday (Sept. 28) and welcome Northern Kentucky to Krenzler Field on Saturday (Oct. 1) for a 4:00 pm match.
• The match vs. Northern Kentucky will be a doubleheader with the CSU men hosting Green Bay at 7:00 pm.