Nor'Easters Silence Field Hockey in Overtime

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BIDDEFORD, Maine – The University of New England field hockey team scored four minutes into overtime to down visiting Bowdoin 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.   

The Polar Bears drop their second overtime game of the weekend and fall to 6-4. The Nor'Easters climb to 10-4 on the year.

Game Highlights

  • The Nor'Easters held a 7-4 edge in shots in the opening half and a commanding 7-4 penalty corner advantage. Elizabeth Bennewitz preserved the clean slate with a defensive save late in the half.
  • Bennewitz was later denied by a defensive save on the opposite end following a penalty corner fifteen minutes into the second half.
  • Bowdoin dominated play in the second half, allowing only a pair of shots and firing off 12. The Polar Bears allowed only one corner in the final 35 minutes of regulation and earned nine penalty corners.
  • On the first penalty corner of overtime, all but one Bowdoin defender was in the offensive zone. Oliva Madore managed a quick breakaway following a foul call in the circle that turned the ball over to UNE. Madore broke into the Bowdoin zone and watched as her first shot was turned away by a diving Maddie Ferrucci. Madore collected her own rebound on the end line and snuck a low angle shot through to the far side.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin held a 16-11 shot advantage and 12-8 corner edge.
  • Ferrucci ended the day with five stops.
  • Liz Sargent made seven saves for UNE.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin hosts Hamilton on October 14 with a noon start.