Nov. 7: Caitlin Mertens, women's soccer

Caitlin Mertens playing soccer.

Lynchburg, Va. -- A golden goal in overtime to seal yet another Old Dominion Athletic Conference title for Lynchburg College’s women’s soccer program earned Caitlin Mertens the honor of Hornet of the Week.

The junior from Succasunna, N.J. netted the game-winner in the 100th minute for a 1-0 Hornets victory over Bridgewater in the championship match. It was her second golden goal of the season and her team-leading 13th goal of the year.

Mertens and the Lynchburg women will travel to Newport News, Va. this weekend, where they will face off with McDaniel in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.