Hamilton’s Late Goal Lifts Maine Field Hockey to 3-2 Victory
ORONO, Maine – Team-leading point-producer, Annabelle Hamilton, scored her eighth goal of the season in the waning minutes of the second-half to help give the Black Bears a 3-2 victory over Northeastern, in Orono, Maine, on Sunday afternoon. The win pushes the Black Bears to 7-6 overall while they remain 1-2 in conference.
The Huskies tallied the game's first marker as Northeastern leading goal-scorer, Emmy Zweserljn came in uncontested on Natasha Ford and found the back of the cage in the fourth minute of the contest.
The Black Bears didn't wait long to respond however as Cassidy Svetek found a loose ball in the middle of the circle and pushed it past Becky Garner to tie it just 41 seconds later. The goal was Svetek's fifth of the year.
This time it was Northeastern that responded, registering the game's third lead change, in the 59th minute. Lindsay Bennett, who was parked on the left side of the cage, tipped a shot from Vanessa Pryor, past Ford to knot it up at 2-2.
The Black Bears appeared to be headed to the team's third-straight overtime, however Hamilton provided the game-winning marker as she scored off a penalty corner, with Nicole Sevey inserting and Becca Paradee providing the stop. The goal was Hamilton's eighth of the year.
Hamilton led the way for the Black Bear offense with the game-winning goal and led the team with three shots. Meanwhile Bennett paced the Huskies with a goal and team-leading two shots.
Maine controlled play throughout the match, holding the edge in both shots (11-5) and penalty corners (9-3).
Ford notched her seventh win of the year making three saves on five shots while Garner made four saves on seven shots in the losing effort.
The Black Bears will now head out for a string of five-straight contests away from Orono, Maine starting on Tuesday. Maine will play Ivy League foe, Dartmouth on Oct. 15 with the match beginning at 3 p.m. That will lead Maine into a key weekend as the team will take on conference opponent, Fairfield on Saturday, Oct. 19 and conclude their three-match week with Yale on Sunday, Oct. 20. The times are 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.