HAVERFORD, Pa. – Kristin Mele (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) recorded two goals, including the game winner 1:54 into the first overtime to lead McDaniel to a 3-2 victory over Haverford in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on Saturday.
The Green Terror (8-10, 5-5 CC) finished in a three-way tie for fifth place in the conference standings. Dickinson earned the spot by virtue of a 2-0 record against McDaniel and the Fords (9-9, 5-5 CC) and will play at Washington, who defeated the Red Devils 3-2 on Saturday, in the first-round game on Wednesday.
Trailing 2-1 with 6:07 to play, Michelle Fluty (Huntingtown, Md./Calvert) finished a Lindsey McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) assist to knot the game and eventually force overtime, where Mele rebounded her own shot and put it back for the game-winner.
Roxanne Jaffe staked Haverford to a 1-0 lead just 3:10 into the game, converting a Zoe Lloyd assist on a penalty corner before Mele evened the game in the 20th minute.
At the 49:24 mark, Josie Ferri blasted a shot from the top-right to give the Fords the lead once again before the Green Terror scored the game’s final two for the win.
McDaniel finished with an 11-6 advantage in shots but Haverford had a 20-11 edge in penalty corners.
Erika Wawzyanick (Wantage, N.J./High Point Regional) made three saves in goal for the Green Terror while Maggie Cronin had four.
Score by Period 1 2 OT - F
McDaniel (8-10, 5-5 CC) 1 1 1 - 3
Haverford (9-9, 5-5 CC) 1 1 0 - 2
H – Roxanne Jaffe (Zoe Lloyd), 3:10
M – Kristin Mele, 19:41
H – Josie Ferri, 49:24
M – Michelle Fluty (Lindsey McDonald), 63:53
M – Mele, 71:54
Shots: M 11, H 6. Penalty Corners: M 11, H 20. Saves: M 3 (Erika Wawzyanick), H 4 (Maggie Cronin).