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Hockey Beats Eagles in OT Thriller

Senior Morgan Payne redirected a Kelsey Jones shot up and over the Bridgewater goalie to score the game winning goal.
Senior Morgan Payne redirected a Kelsey Jones shot up and over the Bridgewater goalie to score the game winning goal.

WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University field hockey team won a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over ODAC rival Bridgewater College Wednesday evening.

Senior Morgan Payne scored off of a penalty corner 65 seconds into sudden victory overtime to push SU (8-3, 1-1 ODAC) past the Eagles (4-5,1-1).

HOW IT HAPPENED

SU

16:37 | Kelsey Jones crossed the ball from the top right of the semi-circle to Taylor Hayes who one times her shot to score the first goal of the game.

71:05 | Senior Morgan Payne redirected a Kelsey Jones shot up and over the Bridgewater goalie to end the contest just over a minute into the overtime period.

BC

18:53 | BC answered Hayes' goal with a two-on-one situation. Caroline Quigley passed the ball through to Courtney Cook who was able to shoot past keeper Isabella Morande.

QUOTES FROM COACH

"After a tough ODAC loss on Saturday, we really needed to get one in the win column tonight," head coach Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft said. "As always, the team battled all the way to the end to pull off the much needed ODAC win." 

UP NEXT

Shenandoah faces Ferrum College on Saturday, October 6th at 5 p.m. for Homecoming.

MATCH NOTES

  • SU outshot BC 10-2.

  • SU also had the advantage in penalty corners 11-4.

  • This is the second win in a row for SU, who beat Bridgewater 3-0 during ODAC Tournament play last year after losing 1-0 in the regular season.

  • Eight out of the last 10 times the two programs have met, the game has been decided by one goal.

 

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