Double-Overtime Goal Sends UMass To A-10 Championship Game
Nov. 8, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - Junior Lauren Allymohamed scored a goal in double-overtime as the No. 12 nationally ranked UMass field hockey team defeated VCU, 1-0 at Garber Field in Amherst, Mass., to advance to the Atlantic 10 Championship Game. The Minutewomen (17-4 overall) will face Richmond (14-6) for the league title and automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Massachusetts controlled play for much of the contest to register a 34-4 advantage in total shots and 20-0 lead in on-target attempts. With 13-of-the-14 penalty corners taken during the game going to the Minutewomen, Allymohamed used the squad's final chance of the day to send the team away from Garber Field victorious.
Senior defender Hannah Prince inserted the penalty corner directly to Allymohamed near the top of the circle. Allymohamed used one touch to settle the ball before firing a shot toward the right side of the cage to end the game.
To keep the game scoreless into overtime, Rams redshirt-senior goalkeeper Megan Botteri turned aside 19 shots, the most by a goalie in the Atlantic 10 Conference during the 2013 season and tied for the eighth-highest total in NCAA Division I field hockey. VCU finishes the year at 10-10 overall.
The Minutewomen return to action in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship Game at Garber Field on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m.