Field Hockey Slips in Double Overtime

Jessica Gorski

Colgate field hockey’s loss on Sunday to Lock Haven, following their loss to St. Francis, currently places the team with a record of one win and six losses.

However, the Raiders didn’t go down with-out a fight as the final score was 3-2 after an exciting battle in double overtime. Lock Haven proved formidable opponents, but the Raiders gave them a run for their money. Junior Halle Biggar receives commendations this week for making Sunday’s game her second two-goal game of the season.

The game began with the Raiders catching a quick advantage with Biggar scoring their first goal five minutes and 27 seconds into the first half. This goal was unassisted.

The Eagles responded with a goal at 10 min-utes and 45 seconds left of the half, which was accredited to Stephanie Ebersole, who, like Big-gar, scored two for her team. It was assisted by Nikki Weaknecht who sent a pass in front of the net, setting up an ideal goal-scoring play.

The second half saw some pressure from the Eagles, but DiDomizio countered with three stops in 25 minutes to keep the score at 1-1. With eight minutes and 27 seconds remaining of the game, the Raiders saw Biggar’s second goal assisted by junior Olivia Nabhan. Lock Haven’s Kelly Harsh evened the score with just under four minutes left of the game, which sent them into overtime.

Amanda DiDomizio performed strongly in the first overtime period with three incred-ible saves, including back-to-back stops three minutes into the game. The first goal oppor-tunity for the Raiders came in the second over-time with Nabhan getting a shot on the Eagles’ goalie which was just deflected.

The Eagles earned the win 5:28 into the sec-ond overtime as Nakira Downes made a long run to receive a pass behind the defense to drive home a shot that beat DiDomizio to the far post and earned Lock Haven the 3-2 win.

In total, the Eagles had a 19-9 shot advan-tage, but Colgate was awarded seven chances at penalty corners whereas Lock Haven had only five. DiDomizio made a total of seven saves, and Kelsey Moll played most of the game in net for the Eagles making two saves until being relieved by Elaina White who tallied three saves in 29 minutes of action.

The Raiders will be back at it in Penn-sylvania next weekend to play Temple and Saint Joseph’s.

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