Wilmington, North Carolina – Ole Miss’s 24th ball won its entry ticket to Sweet 16’s twelfth episode in the show’s history, beating the USC number 8 seed 3-2 on penalties, in a penalty shootout victory. Ashley Orkos Save 11 total passes as the Rebels continue their magical run in North Carolina.
Goals from Halle Stackpool And the Ramsey Davis Help the rebels recover after trailing by two goals in the first half, and the other wild shootout was an instant classic for the head coach Death died And its program.
It was a story of two halves where the Trojan horse jumped to a 2-0 lead after the first 45 minutes of play. Tara McCune scored a corner kick for USC in the 22nd minute and Zoe Burns added another goal just three minutes before halftime. The rebels fired only two shots in the first half as they were looking for a way to shatter the Trojan rear streak.
Ole Miss is out for the second half looking for a breakthrough. After threatening a pair of set pieces inside the USC half of the field, the Rebels were finally able to break through a long throw-in. The ball found Stackpole in the penalty area and took advantage of the open appearance, burying the ball in the back of the net in the 68th minute.
As the Trojan advance shrank to one, momentum began to shift in favor of the Ole Miss. Ten minutes later, Davis sent a heavy kick past the USC goalkeeper with a corner kick from Stackpole. It was the fourth goal in the young striker’s career. The rebels kept pressing in an attempt to take the lead in the last 12 minutes of play but they will need extra time for the second game in a row.
A minute and 47 seconds after the start of the first extra half, the rebels were called in for a foul in the penalty area, which resulted in a penalty kick for the Trojans. Orkus stepped up and made an impressive save, dashing to the left to keep the Rebel’s chances alive and provide some warning signs for the future. The youth team scored four total saves in the 10-minute period. Neither team got a great look in the second extra time, sending the match into a penalty shootout.
The rebels seem to have all the energy and it turns out Channing Foster Things began with an outcome and Orkus stopped the first two Trojans’ attempts. The USC was able to connect and match things in the third PK Molly Martin By implementing the fourth kick. O’Connor rose again, sending the decisive shot into the net quickly more than enough, and Orkus slammed the door on USC to close the return.
Ole Miss will now move to Cary, North Carolina, where the rest of the NCAA Football Championship will be held. The Winning Rebels will play Duke’s game against Arizona tomorrow Wednesday, May 5, at noon at Wake Mead.