UMass Wins Wild One At Dartmouth In 2 OT, 5-4
Oct. 12, 2010
HANOVER, N.H. - Katie Kelly's unassisted goal in the 88th minute gave UMass field hockey (7-6) a thrilling 5-4 victory in double overtime at Dartmouth (8-4) in the Minutewomen's final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday afternoon. After the Big Green scored the game's first goal, the Minutewomen scored three times in five minutes to take a 3-1 lead, but Dartmouth scored twice early in the second half before the team's traded late goals sending the game into overtime.
Kelly's team-leading eighth goal of the season was her second overtime game-winner and made her the team's fifth goal-scorer of the day. Molly MacDonnell, Nicole Cordero, Kim Young, and Makaela Potts also scored for UMass.
Kelly finished with a goal and two assists on the day, giving her a team-best 19 points, and putting UMass over .500 for the first time this season.
With the game tied, 3-3, in the second half, Potts gave UMass the lead with 6:06 to go when her shot on a penalty corner gave the senior her third goal in two games, but Dartmouth struck back with 4:25 left in regulation on a goal by Samantha McPherson, sending the game to overtime.
Dartmouth came back from a two-goal deficit in the second half. Hood scored her second goal of the game in the 41st minute when she scored found the back of the net off a penalty corner. Kelly triggered the game-tying goal in the 53rd minute when her shot off a penalty corner was tipped in by Virginia Peisch, making it a 3-3 game.
The Minutewomen erased a 1-0 deficit with a three-goal flurry late in the first half. MacDonnell scored her second goal of the season off a pass from Kelly in the 25th minute. Just over three minutes later, Kelly set up another goal, this time Cordero's first of the season, giving UMass a 2-1 lead. Just 1:53 later, Young tallied her first goal of the year off a Cordero assist, giving the Minutewomen a 3-1 lead in the 30th minute.
Hood gave the Big Green the early 1-0 lead when she converted off a penalty corner in the 15th minute.
UMass is now 2-0 in overtime games in 2010.
The Minutewomen return home to host new A-10 member Lock Haven on Friday in a 3 p.m. matchup of 1-0 conference teams.
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