Coetzer Nets Overtime Game-Winner As Field Hockey Tops Tufts

Maddie Ferrucci stopped six shots in overtime to keep the Polar Bears in the game
Maddie Ferrucci stopped six shots in overtime to keep the Polar Bears in the game

MEDFORD, Mass. – Georgie Coetzer scored with less than a minute remaining in overtime to propel the Bowdoin field hockey team to 2-1 victory over host Tufts on Wednesday evening.

The fourth-ranked Polar Bears (14-1, 9-1 NESCAC) earned the number two seed for the NESCAC tournament with the win. The Jumbos (12-3, 8-2 NESCAC) earn the three seed for conference playoffs.

Game Highlights

  • Tufts jumped out to an early lead with a goal just 1:35 into the game. Gillian Roeca controlled the ball low on the right side and fed Beth Krikorian above the right post. Krikorian made a spin move and shot the ball far side for a quick lead.
  • Bowdoin answered in the third quarter. The Polar Bears midfield played a long ball into the circle, which Andie Stallman made a play on. The rebound kicked back into play where Peyton Jackson collected the ball for a hard shot to the left post.
  • The Jumbos mustered six shots in overtime, but it was Bowdoin who found the cage. After defending a pair of corners, the Polar Bears earned one of their own. The ball ended up at the left post for Coetzer to put a shot on pads. The first-year collected her own rebound and put back the game-winner.

By the Numbers

  • Tufts held a 17-8 shot advantage, including a 6-2 edge in overtime.
  • The Jumbos earned eight penalty corners. Bowdoin scored the game-winner on its lone corner of the game.
  • Maddie Ferrucci made seven stops for Bowdoin, including five overtime saves.
  • Stallman made two saves.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears host Hamilton in the NESCAC quarterfinal on Saturday, November 2, with a scheduled start time of 1:00 p.m.