Kelly's OT Goal Completes Field Hockey Comeback At Yale, 3-2
Sept. 12, 2010
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Katie Kelly scored with 2:53 remaining in overtime to give UMass field hockey (3-3) a 3-2 victory at Yale (3-1) on Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field. After falling behind, 2-0 early in the second half, the Minutewomen scored twice in the final 15:09 to force the extra period. The game-winner was Kelly's second of the game and Lindsay Bowman scored UMass' other goal.
Jaime Bourazeris threaded a long pass from the backfield to Kelly, who took the ball into the circle one-on-one with Bulldogs goalkeeper Katie Bolling and beat her on the stick side to complete the 2-0 weekend against previously unbeaten teams for the Minutewomen. On Saturday, UMass upset No. 4 Connecticut (3-1), 1-0, at Garber Field.
Kelly's two goals give her a team-leading five on the season and 30 in the senior captain's career.
The Minutewomen tied the game with 5:09 left off a penalty corner when the freshman Bowman, who scored the game-winner against UConn the previous day, knocked in the rebound after Kelly's shot caromed off the goal post.
After Yale took a 2-0 lead just over 10 minutes into the second half, Kelly put UMass on the board in the 55th minutes when she redirected a Makaela Potts sweep off a penalty corner. The assist was Potts' first of the year.
Yale opened the scoring in the 25th minute on Maddy Sharp's goal in transition and made it 2-0 in the 41st minute when Mary Beth Barham scored on a penalty corner.
Alesha Widdall made 10 saves in goal to earn the victory. Bolling made eight stops for the Bulldogs.
For the game, shots were even, 20-20, with UMass holding a 5-4 edge in the extra period. The Minutewomen outcornered the Bulldogs, 11-4, including a 9-1 advantage in the second half.
UMass hits the road next weekend for a pair of games against defending conference champions. On Saturday, the Minutewomen play at Patriot League champion and No. 20 American, and then on Sunday, they take on ACC champ and No. 2 Maryland.