September 19, 2009

Catholic Rallies to Defeat W&L Field Hockey 3-2 in Overtime

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Catholic rallied from a two-goal second-half deficit to earn a 3-2 win in overtime over the Washington and Lee field hockey team on Saturday afternoon.

W&L (1-3) opened the scoring in the 14th minute of the first half, when senior Alex Caritis (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) took a pass from senior Steph Mansey (Mendham, N.J./Randolph) and put it past CUA’s Marian Cassilly.

Mansey then gave the Generals a 2-0 lead at the 42:09 mark when she scored off a feed from senior Grace McGee (Virginia Beach, Va/Floyd. E. McKellam).

The Cardinals (4-1) got on the board in the 50th minute when Liz McCormick put a ball past W&L senior goalkeeper Caroline Habliston (St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) to make it a 2-1 game. It appeared that W&L would escape with the win until Catholic scored the equalizer in the 70th minute as Emma Dixon took a pass from Carley Walko and deposited the ball in the back of the cage.

Following one scoreless overtime, Walko scored the gamewinner for Catholic in the second extra session to complete the comeback.

Habliston made 11 saves on the day for W&L, while junior Jennie Norcini (Wayne, Pa./Episcopal) had two defensive saves and McGee and junior Kelly Tran (Simsbury, Conn./Ethel Walker) had one defensive save apiece.

Cassilly made four saves for Catholic and Emily Sencindiver had one defensive save.

The Cardinals held an 18-8 advantage in penalty corners, as well as a 22-12 advantage in shots.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they host Lynchburg at 7:00 pm.

AGATE

Scoring Summary:

W&L - Alex Caritis (Steph Mansey); 14:40
W&L - Steph Mansey (Grace McGee); 42:09
CUA - Liz McCormick; 50:41
CUA - Emma Dixon (Carley Walko); 70:00
CUA - Carley Walko (Caroline Reilly); 90:43

Goalkeepers:
W&L - Caroline Habliston; 90:43, 3 GA, 11 saves
CUA - Marian Cassilly; 90:43, 2 GA, 4 saves

Team Stats:
W&L - 12 shots, 8 penalty corners, 15 saves
CUA - 22 shots, 18 penalty corners, 5 saves

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