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Field Hockey Defeats Pacific 3-2 in Overtime
DURHAM, N.H. -- In a game dominated by the Black Bears in which they held a 20-1 edge in penalty corners and a 34-13 advantage in shots, the No. 23 University of Maine field hockey team was able to narrowly escape with a 3-2 overtime win against Pacific (3-5) on Sunday afternoon. Cassidy Svetek (Burlington, Ontario) scored the difference maker 14:41 into the overtime to give Maine its fourth-straight victory as the Black Bears improve to 5-4 overall.
The Tigers struck first as Jenna Vivian tallied her third goal of the season 29:48 into the contest. Hannah Bettencourt started the action as she sent a pass to Vivian at the top of the left circle. Vivian carried the ball into the middle of the circle and sent a low shot that snuck past Maine goalkeeper Sydney Kolysher (White Rock, Britsh Columbia).
Hannah Keating (York, Maine) knotted the score up a 1-1 just under five minutes later with her second goal of the season. Keating carried the ball into the Pacific circle alone and fired a shot through traffic and into the top right of the cage.
Maine grabbed its first lead of the contest at the 54:58 mark when Zoe Berkey (Duncan, British Columbia) hit the back of the cage for the first time this season. Zoe Adkins (Coquitlam, British Columbia) began the play for Maine as she inserted on the penalty corner. Berkey made the stop at the top of the circle and slid a low shot past Tiger goalkeeper Maggie Corder.
With just 38-seconds remaining in regulation, Dinah Compton tied the game once again. Kolysher was able to make the initial save in the action on Emily Trudeau's shot but the rebound kicked out to Compton who took advantage and scored her first goal of the season, sending the game into overtime.
Svetek ended things 14:41 into the extra time period as she tallied her fourth goal in two days to win it for the Black Bears. Berkey assisted on the play as the sophomore began things by sliding a pass from the top of the circle down to Svetek. Svetek, set-up in the middle of the circle, was able to take advantage of the open cage, recording her fifth goal of the season to give Maine a 3-2 victory.
Kolysher picks up her first win of the year as she moves to 1-3 overall after making six saves in the cage for the Black Bears. Corder falls to 3-1 for Pacific after making 17 saves in the loss.
The Black Bears return to action on Friday, Sept. 21 when they host Quinnipiac in a contest scheduled for 6 p.m.