Aaliyah Farmer’s Game-Winner In OT Lifts USC Women's Soccer Over No. 24 Michigan, 1-0
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Anna Smith saved a penalty kick in the first half and Aaliyah Farmer headed in the winner in overtime as the USC women's soccer team took down No. 24 Michigan on the road Friday night.
Farmer's winner came off a corner in the 94th minute as the Trojans move to 2-2 on the year. Michigan drops to 4-1 after suffering their first loss of the season.
Smith kept the scoreless tie alive late in the first half, making a diving stop on a PK in the 39th minute. The Trojan keeper recorded her first clean sheet of the season on Friday, making a career-high 11 saves on the road.
The teams traded attempts through regulation, but the Wolverines held a 20-12 shot advantage and a slight edge in possession. Overtime was all USC, however. The Trojans came out firing, with Jada Talley just missing a one-touch opportunity 34 seconds into extra time. USC won three corners in the roughly three minutes of OT, with the final one resulting in the game-winner.
Talley sent the kick deep into the back of the box from the right corner and Farmer headed it back across the face of the goal and into the netting just inside the right post. It was the freshman Farmer's second goal in as many games, with both coming on headers.
94' – USC: Aaliyah Farmer (assisted by Jada Talley) – Talley sent a corner kick deep into the box and Farmer headed it back across the face of the goal and inside the right post.
The Trojans stay on the road in Michigan, facing the Western Michigan Broncos on Sunday morning. That game can be seen live on ESPN+, with links to follow on the women's soccer schedule page at USCTrojans.com.
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— USC Women's Soccer (@USC_WSoccer) September 4, 2021