McDaniel keeps rolling in conference
Green Terror improves to 4-1 after 3-2 overtime win at Dickinson
CARLISLE, Pa. - Jessica Largent (Denton, Md./North Caroline) scored just 2:35 into the first overtime period to lift McDaniel to a 3-2 win at Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Tuesday.
The Green Terror (6-6, 4-1 CC) notched its fourth straight conference victory to remain a game and a half out of first place with a key CC battle at fourth-ranked Ursinus slated for Saturday in Collegeville.
Lauren Kelly tallied with 10 minutes remaining in regulation for the Red Devils (4-8, 2-3 CC) to force the extra session.
Alyssa Sands staked Dickinson to an early 1-0 lead, tallying just 5:41 into the game.
Still trailing by that same score, Mandy Pickard (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) - the reigning CC Offensive Player of the Week - tallied 13 minutes 48 seconds apart to give her team the advantage.
After netting an unassisted marker at the 39:33 mark, Pickard knocked home her team-leading eighth goal of the season off a corner in the 54th minute. Kaitlin Boerman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Hop Battista (Crofton, Md./South River) had the assists on the go-ahead tally.
Early in the first 15-minute overtime, Katherine Jones (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) collected a loose ball, finding Largent on the post for the game-winner.
The Green Terror finished with a 17-6 advantage in shots and a 9-3 edge in penalty corners.
Stephanie Thomson (Glen Burnie, Md./Chesapeake) made three saves for McDaniel while Amanda West had 10 stops for Dickinson.
Game time on Saturday is 1 p.m.
McDaniel (6-6, 4-1 CC) 0 2 1 - 3
Dickinson (4-8, 2-3 CC) 1 1 0 - 2
D - Alyssa Sands, 5:41
M - Mandy Pickard, 39:33
M - Pickard (Kaitlin Boerman, Hope Battista), 53:21
D - Lauren Kelly (Leah Kaplan), 60:00
M - Jessica Largent (Katherine Jones), 72:35
Shots: M 17, D 6. Penalty Corners: M 9, D 3. Saves: M 3 (Stephanie Thomson), D 10 (Amanda West).