UMass Earns Comeback Win At No. 17 Boston College, 2-1, In OT
Sept. 2, 2012
NEWTON, Mass. - For the third time on the 2012 season, the UMass field hockey program defeated a ranked opponent as the Minutewomen downed No. 17 Boston College, 2-1, in overtime on Sunday afternoon in Newton, Mass. Senior midfielder Kim Young earned a goal and assist during the contest while senior forward Nicole Cordero secured the game-winning mark only 21 seconds into the extra period.
After playing BC to a 1-1 time through regulation, Cordero used a breakaway attempt at the onset of overtime to send the Minutewomen away from Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex victorious. Young controlled play in the Boston College end before centering a pass to Cordero, who directed a shot by Eagles goalkeeper Leah Settipane for the senior's first goal of the season and game-winning tally.
Boston College (3-1 overall) opened scoring in the contest, earning its only goal of the game in the 54th minute. Katlyn Soucy notched the goal for the Eagles unassisted after Jacqui Moorfield bounced a shot off the UMass goal post.
However, the BC lead did not last as Young responded for UMass (3-1) at the 61:46 mark. Cordero controlled play in the circle and fired a shot at the Boston College goal, sending the attempt off the post. Following Cordero's shot, Young sprinted onto the play and tipped the loose ball by Settipane to even the score at 1-1.
Each team recorded 10 shots during the contest while penalty corners favored Boston College, 4-2. Freshman Sam Carlino tallied five saves for UMass while Settipane stopped four attempts for BC.
UMass continues its season in College Park, Md., at Maryland at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.
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