ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Liz Enna scored during the 105th minute of play on Wednesday night and in the process sent the No. 4-seeded Raven Women's Soccer team into the program's first-ever appearance in the NAIA Women's Soccer Championship Semifinals.
Benedictine (22-1-1) battled through regulation and the first golden goal period with host University of Mobile (19-3-0) in a 1-1 draw which pushed the match into the Championship's third double-overtime match at the Sportsplex.
The Ravens missed a chance early in the match to take the lead after Hannah Trandahl drew a foul inside the box just 25 seconds into the match. Mobile keeper Rebecca Wynne turned away the penalty kick by Rosie McShane to keep the match scoreless.
Mobile broke the scoreless drought durnig the 5th minute of play when Katie Compton was fed in the box, turned and pushed her shot past Raven keeper Ellen Loughman.
Neither team was able to do much of anything for the remainder of what was a very physical first half until 18 seconds remained in the half.
Trandahl took a pass from Ashley Chandler and finished in the top corner to pull the Ravens even during the 45th minute.
That's where the match remained through the next 60 minutes of the match setting up Enna's game winner.
Olivia Meyers took a free kick for the Ravens after Mobile was whistled for a foul. Meyers kick found Anna Romano who passed it to Enna at the edge of the right side of the penalty box. From there, Enna blasted a shot to the far corner which found the back of the net to send the Ravens into the Semifinals.
After giving up the early goal, Loughman settled in and finished with three saves in just over 104 minutes in goal.
The Ravens outshot the Rams 18-12 while holding them shotless in the 14-plus minutes of extra time.
Benedictine takes on top-seeded Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) back at the Sportsplex at Noon on Friday.