October 13, 2009

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.

Score by Period                        1            2            OT            -            F
McDaniel (6-6, 4-1 CC)                        0            2            1            -            3
Dickinson (4-8, 2-3 CC)                        1            1            0            -            2

Scoring Summary:
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).

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