Field hockey wins again in overtime

Andrew Arnao

Senior Writer

The field hockey team was shut out against the Columbia Lions on Sept. 8, but came back with an overtime win at home against the Saint Francis Red Flash to finish the weekend with a 4-2 record on the season. The Orange and Blue have been victorious in each of their last seven overtime games.

“We’ve had a few come-from-behind victories this season and we have been working really hard in practice and in games to play our best and compete at the highest level we can,” midfielder Gabby Palumbo ’15 said. “I have been so impressed by our team this season considering how young we are.”

The Bison fell behind by a goal early to Columbia, but played evenly with the Lions for the rest of the half before eventually surrendering another goal in a 2-0 defeat. Goalie Erica Perrine ’14 recorded five saves in the effort.

The game against Saint Francis (Pa.) was a different story, as the Bison took a two goal lead in the first half behind goals from forward Abby Watson ’16 and Palumbo. The lead did not last long, as the Red Flash scored three times to take a one goal lead into the last minute of regulation. With 51 seconds left, forward Rachel Misko ’14 tied the score at 3-3 on an assist from defender Tayler Siegrist ’13.

Forward Maggie Murphy ’15 provided the overtime goal, sealing the win for the Orange and Blue. The Bison are now 9-0 all-time against Saint Francis.

“I think we had some really great moments in the Saint Francis game and deserved our early lead,” said Palumbo. “Saint Francis was a really great team and they were tough to fight off … but just by the way we were playing, I knew we could come back and win.”

This weekend, the Bison will begin a stretch of five consecutive home games. They will play against Towson and nationally ranked Ohio State on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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