WPI Edges Field Hockey, 2-1, in Second Overtime Period

WPI Edges Field Hockey, 2-1, in Second Overtime Period

SCORE: Wheaton 1 - WPI 2

RECORDS: Wheaton (4-6, 0-4 NEWMAC) - WPI (8-2, 3-1 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Diane C. Nordin '80 Field)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Wheaton controlled the first seventeen minutes of the contest, eventually posting their first lead as Jordan Brazis-Eberle dumped in a ball that bounced off the keeper's pads following a Michelle Connolly shot. 
  • The Lyons warded WPI off for what looked to be the remainder of the first half, but the Engineers were awarded a penalty corner with seconds remaining. Shannon Hynes and Amanda Richards combined to even the score with zero time on the clock. 
  • The second half and first overtime period were scoreless for both teams, as WPI edged the Lyons narrowly in shots for that timeframe, 12-11. 
  • Engineer Carly Cidado was able to get the ball past Riley Thompson, but Kenzie Stueve said no with a defensive save to keep the game knotted at 1-1. 
  • Kelsey Buckley had a chance to put the game away with a penalty stroke at 69:42, but Karen Mushrall came up huge for WPI with the diving stick save. 
  • The Lyons kept the game alive once more in the first overtime period, with Hailey Kohler coming up with a defensive save after an Abby O'Sullivan shot. 
  • WPI secured the win with a Shannon Hynes goal in the 87th minute following a WPI penalty corner.
  • Thompson stopped 13 WPI shots in all 86:17 minutes of the contest. 
  • Mushrall picks up her eight win of the season after making 15 saves.  

THE BASICS:

  • Shots: Wheaton 16 - WPI 22
  • Penalty Corners: Wheaton 14 - WPI 14 
  • Saves: Wheaton 15 - WPI 13

UP NEXT: Wheaton heads to Westleyan, Conn. on Tuesday, October 10 for a 6:00 p.m. contest.  VIDEO / LIVE STATS