Field Hockey Falls to Lock Haven in Overtime Heartbreaker, 2-1
Oct. 12, 2012
MERION STATION, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's field hockey team lost an overtime heartbreaker on Friday afternoon, falling to Lock Haven by a 2-1 score. Sophomore Jordan Martin notched her team-leading sixth goal of the season in the first half, while junior goalkeeper Kate Mitchell made seven saves.
Martin gave Saint Joseph's (4-10 overall, 1-1 Atlantic 10) the lead 4:23 into the contest, taking a feed from senior Meghan Githens and lofting a shot over Lady Eagle goalkeeper Elaina White for the early advantage.
Lock Haven (10-5 overall, 1-1 Atlantic 10) equalized 12 minutes later after a penalty corner. Mitchell saved the initial blast off the stick of Kelly Harsh, but Nikki Weaknecht swept the rebound into the cage to knot the game at a goal apiece.
Neither team scored in a back-and-forth second half. The Hawks had a prime opportunity to win the game on a penalty corner with no time left on the clock, but White made a pair of saves to send the contest into overtime.
In the extra frame, Mitchell made a pair of one-on-one saves, but Harsh ultimately converted on a penalty corner with 6:30 to play in overtime to give the Lady Eagles the victory.
On Saturday, the Hawks will host an alumni game as part of Hawktoberfest weekend. For more information, visit alumni.sju.edu/hawktoberfest. Saint Joseph's will then continue its homestand on Sunday with a key matchup against La Salle. Game time is set for noon at Ellen Ryan Field.