Fluty lifts McDaniel to overtime win at Swarthmore

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Michelle Fluty (Huntingtown, Md./Calvert) tallied two goals, including 4 minutes, 6 seconds into the first overtime to lead McDaniel to a 4-3 victory at Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Saturday.

            The Green Terror (6-5, 3-1 CC) held a 28-4 advantage in shots but the Garnet (4-8, 1-4 CC) converted on three of its four attempts to force overtime.
            Trailing 3-2 in the 56th minute after allowing three straight goals, Brooke Dixon (Clayton, Del./Smyrna) converted her third penalty stroke of the season to even the game with 14:25 to play.
            Fluty knocked home a Kristina Skinner (Westminster, Md./Westminster) pass to give McDaniel its third overtime victory in four attempts this season.
            Kristin Mele (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) scored for the fifth time in the last three games at the 24:15 mark, knocking home the rebound off a Lindsey McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) shot-and-save.
            Fluty extended the lead to 2-0 a minute and a half later with her own unassisted tally.
            Devon Novotnak tipped in a Joslyn Young pass 2:08 into the second half to slice the deficit in half.
            Just 3:25 later, Abbe Miller knotted the game at 2-all with an unassisted goal before Young tipped in a Natalie Stone feed in the 52nd minute to give Swarthmore the lead.
            The Green Terror returns to action at No. 8 Salisbury on Tuesday. Game time is 6 p.m.
Score by Period                                        1          2          OT       -           F
McDaniel (6-5, 3-1 CC)                             2          1          1          -           4
Swarthmore (4-8, 1-4 CC)                         0          3          0          -           3
M – Kristin Mele, 24:15
M – Michelle Fluty, 25:44
S – Devon Novotnak (Joslyn Young), 37:08
S – Abbe Miller, 40:33
S – Young (Natalie Stone), 51:03
M – Brooke Dixon (penalty stoke), 55:35
M – Fluty (Kristina Skinner), 74:06
Shots: M 28, S 4. Penalty Corners: M 9, S 11. Saves: M 0 (Erika Wawzyanick), S 18 (Gina Grubb)