Field Hockey Downs Temple, 3-2, In Overtime For Third Straight Win
Oct. 16, 2004
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Freshman Kara Murphy (Dedham, Mass.) scored one minute and three seconds into overtime to give the University of Massachusetts field hockey team a 3-2, come-from-behind win over Temple in Atlantic 10 Field Hockey action this afternoon. Senior Caitlin Beresin (Acton, Mass.) scored twice for the Minutewomen who are now 2-1 in conference play.
On a penalty corner in the extra frame, junior Patricia Borneo (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) passed the ball into junior Katelyn Woolfrey (Somerset, Mass.). Woolfrey passed the ball on the left side to sophomore Marije Tigchelaar (The Hague, Netherlands). Tigchelaar faked the shot and then found Murphy on the far post who netted her second career goal in as many games.
"We struggled today, but I am happy that we stayed focused and continued to compete," said UMass Head Coach Patty Shea. "After being at home for so long I think we forgot what it was like to play in the road. We played much better after a slow start today and will definitely take the win."
The Owls got on the board a few minutes before halftime, but Beresin tied the game just seven seconds later. Andrea Duva scored off an assist from Jen Adamek for Temple.
In the second half, it was Temple who took the lead back again as Talia Ruth scored on a penalty corner with just under 13 minutes left in regulation. The Minutewomen fought back and Beresin tallied the tying score off a broken penalty corner with just 3:03 left. It marked her team-high seventh goal of the season and her first career multi-goal game.
In the extra session, the Minutewomen got a penalty corner and Murphy took a feed from Tigchelaar on the far post and beat Temple goalkeeper Erin Conroy to give Massachusetts is second straight league win and third overall. Conroy finished the game with 21 saves while UMass senior goalkeeper Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.) stopped 17 shots. Massachusetts out-shot Temple, 37-24, while the Owls took eight more penalty corners (11-3).
Massachusetts will continue its trip in the City of Brotherly Love with a 12:00 p.m. game at Saint Joseph's tomorrow.
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