SALEM, Mass. – The Becker College field hockey team won its second straight game in double overtime, as Amy Cooper (Monument, Colo. / Lewis Palmer) scored the game-winner in the 85th minute to help the Hawks prevail 3-2 over the Vikings of Salem State.
September 12, 2018
Score: Becker 3, Salem State 2 – 2OT
Records: Becker (2-1) | Salem State (0-3)
Just 24 seconds into the first half, Salem State took the lead on a tally from Alyssa Drouin (Methuen, Mass. / Methuen), assisted by Casie Curtin (Wrentham, Mass. / King Phillip Regional). It wasn't until the 25th minute that Becker's Emily Iacovelli (Northbridge, Mass. / Blackstone Valley Tech) snuck a ball past Vikings goalkeeper, Kelli McCarthy (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough) to tie the score at 1-1. With just 19 seconds remaining on the clock in the first, Becker received a penalty corner, and capitalized on that as Katherine Bernier (Dudley, Mass. / Shepard Hill Regional) put the Hawks up 2-1 before the break.
Despite a heavy 10-2 shot advantage for the Hawks in the first half, Salem State held a 3-1 edge in shots in the second frame. Drouin and Curtin connected on another goal in the 61st minute to knot the match at 2-2. Neither team could score in the last nine minutes of regulation, which resulted in overtime play.
In the first overtime period, each team registered one shot on net, but both were saved to send the game into the second overtime period. Cooper scored her second goal of the season on the game-winning overtime goal in the 85th minute to help the Hawks prevail 3-2 over the Vikings. Kylian Kelly (Shrewsbury, Mass. / Shrewsbury), who currently leads the Hawks in assists on the season, setup Cooper for the game-winner.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Becker held a heavy 20-3 advantage in penalty corners over the Vikings.
- The Hawks outshot Salem State 13-6 on the night.
- Drouin finished the night with a game-high two goals, while Curtin picked up a game high two helpers.
- Becker's rookie goaltender, Baliegh Griese (Woodstock, N.Y. / Onteora) earned her second consecutive win in net, stopping five shots on goal.
- Salem State's McCarthy suffered the loss in a nine-save performance.
Becker's field hockey team returns home on Friday (Sept. 14) to host Sewanee-The University of the South in a 7:30 p.m. tilt at Alumni Field.
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