Johiro's overtime goal gives Poets 1-0 win over SOKA

Johiro's overtime goal gives Poets 1-0 win over SOKA

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – Whittier College scored the game's only goal in the final minute of the first overtime as the Poets improved to 2-0-1 with a 1-0 win over SOKA University of American on Sunday afternoon.

It took over 99 minutes but Shelly Johiro capped a statistical dominating performance with her first goal of the season in the 100th minute of action.

The Poets outshot SOKA 25-4 for the game as they claimed their third consecutive shutout. WC opened its season with a 1-0 win over Marymount (Calif.) and played Mississippi College to a 0-0, double overtime, tie.

Megan Wessel wasn't tested much but kept SOKA off the board stopping the three shots that were put on goal. For the year, the first year goalie is 2-0-1.

The Poets continue play on Wednesday, September 15, as they hit the road to face Pomona-Pitzer at 4 pm.