Field Hockey Drops 2OT Contest At Colgate
Oct. 15, 2005
HAMILTON, N.Y. (www.lafayette.edu) - In it first road game since Sept. 14, Lafayette field hockey dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 double-overtime game to Patriot League foe Colgate on Saturday morning at Tyler's Field.
The Leopards owned a 2-1 edge until the 61st minute when Colgate senior Dana Shaner rejuvenated the Raiders' offense, exploding for the game-tying and eventually the game-winning goals to hand Lafayette their second league loss.
After a scoreless opening 18 minutes, senior midfielder Amanda Eggleston put Lafayette on the board as the tri-captain pushed a strike from just inside the circle past Colgate keeper Jacque DeMarco to put the Leopards ahead 1-0 at the 19:40 mark.
However, just before the half, Colgate was able to even the score as Lauren Remkus converted a shot from the left side to make it 1-1 entering the intermission.
Under nine minutes after the break, forward Laura Fabian knocked in her fifth goal on the season. Senior midfielder Jenna Bratz found the forward open, and Fabian was able to blast the ball into the left corner, giving Lafayette a 2-1 advantage.
Colgate was able to mount the comeback, again taking advantage of a penalty corner situation, as Shaner scored on assists from Maddie Watrobski and Lauren Carey at the 61:48 mark. The goal would mark the end of scoring in regulation as both defenses held off for the final 8:12.
After a scoreless first overtime session, Colgate found a spark and netted the game winner as Shaner dribbled around the Lafayette defense, found a hole and got past keeper Jill Lambert for the game-winner.
Lafayette outshot the Raiders, 20-14.
Lambert tallied seven saves on the day, while DeMarco finished with 13.
The overtime contest marked the fourth extra-session game Lafayette has played in this season and the third that required more than 85 minutes.
The loss dropped the Leopards to 6-7 overall and 0-2 in Patriot League play. Colgate improved to 6-8 on the season and earned its first league win to move to 1-2.
The Leopards return to the comforts of Rappolt Field as the team hosts Monmouth in a non-league match-up on Tuesday beginning at 7:00 p.m.
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