Goalkeeper Casey Dumont helped Melbourne Victory secure a dramatic A-League semifinal win against Melbourne City on Saturday.

With the two teams tied 3-3 at the conclusion of extra time, Dumont scored the opening goal of the shootout, beating City goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri. Dumont, who also works as a nurse, then took her spot in goal and saved a penalty from City’s Katie Bowen (video embedded below).

“I knew where I was going and picked the spot out and went, and then it was the same with having a stop on the penalty as well. I just pick a side and go,” Dumont told Paramount+.

“The girls asked [if would take the first shot] and I was like, ‘Yeah, no worries, I’ll do it.'”

Melbourne Victory won the shootout, 4-1, with Dumont making two saves in addition to her improbable goal. Victory will play in next weekend’s preliminary final against the loser of Sunday’s qualifying final between No. 1 Sydney FC and No. 2 Western United.

Melissa Ayres scored all three regulation goals for Victory, which led 3-1 with 12 minutes remaining to play. But Melbourne City staged a dramatic comeback; after Rhianna Pollicina made it 3-2 in the 79th minute, Hannah Wilkinson scored the equalizer in the 97th minute to send the match to extra time (video embedded below).

Melbourne Victory is eyeing a third straight women’s A-League title. But after an up-and-down season, the team almost didn’t qualify for the postseason, squeaking into the top four based on goal difference.

Australian midfielder Alex Chidiac has signed with Racing Louisville FC for the 2022 NWSL season, with an option to re-sign with the club in 2023.

The former Atletico Madrid midfielder had a standout season in Australia’s A-League, winning the Grand Final with the Melbourne Victory. Helping the team win back-to-back Grand Finals, she earned a spot on the PFA team of the season and won the Victory Medal, awarded to the winning team’s player of the season.

On the heels of her victory, Chidiac then earned her first national team call-up since June 2021 for the upcoming friendlies against New Zealand.

The move to Racing Louisville will be her third experience playing overseas, having spent time in Spain and Japan.

“I’m really grateful for the opportunity to join Racing Louisville FC,” Chidiac said. “I’m excited to develop and learn in a new environment, and I know I’ll get the most out of myself in the amazing facilities and setup at the club.

“Upon speaking with coach Kim Björkegren and hearing about the vision of the team, I knew this would be a great fit. I can’t wait to get over there and join my new teammates and staff.”

Racing Louisville is off to a decent start in the Challenge Cup after revamping their team in the offseason, sitting third in Group C with five points after a win, a loss and two draws. They’ll next play group leader the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, April 16.