In only her second game with the Loyola Marymount women's soccer team, freshman Madison Heilmann, a Sehome graduate, made her presence felt, as she scored a game-winning goal in overtime from about 40 yards out Sunday, Aug. 19, in a game against Cal State Fullerton.
Her blast, which came in the 94th minute, broke a 1-1 tie and handed the Lions and first-year coach Michelle Myers their first win of the season. Heilmann, who played all 94 minutes of the game, won a 50-50 ball from a Titan player on the left wing. She touched it slightly upfield, then launched a right-footed shot that floated into the upper far-post netting, out of the reach of Titan keeper Katie Pulliam for the golden goal winner at the 93:54 mark.
"We had to play a whole other 20 minutes (for overtime), and I really didn't want to do that," Heilmann said in a video interview after the game on the school's athletic website. "So I just kind of went up strong, I guess."
The interview and a replay of the goal can be found at lmulions.com/sports/w-soccer/recaps/081912aaa.html.