Presidents Fall For First Time In 2011
UTICA, N.Y. – Mallory Mariano scored with 1:55 left in overtime to lift Utica to a 2-1 Empire 8 Conference field hockey victory over Washington and Jefferson on Saturday afternoon.
The Pioneers (5-2, 2-0 E8) have defeated both Stevens and W&J already this season. The Ducks and Presidents played in the last four E8 title matches.
After a scoreless first half, Louise Steele-Norton put UC in front with a goal eight minutes into the second half. Rebecca Corsones assisted on the tally.
W&J (5-1, 1-1 E8) fought back and tied the match just over five minutes later as junior forward Amanda Pflumm (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River) scored on a rebound.
The game went to overtime thanks in part to sophomore goalie Harley Straub (Richfield, Pa./East Juniata), who made five saves in the final 20 minutes. She finished with 12 saves overall.
Utica finished with a 21-11 shot advantage and a 14-9 edge in penalty corners. Monica Storms collected eight saves as the winning goaltender.