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FIELD HOCKEY DROPS SEASON OPENER IN DOUBLE OVERTIME TO APPALACHIAN STATE, 3-2
BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State (1-0) avenged their overtime loss to UMBC (0-1) last season with a 3-2 victory in double-overtime this afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Junior Lindsay Roberts scored the game-winning penalty stroke with 2:26 remaining in the second overtime period to give Appalachian their first win of the year.
The first half of action started fast as both teams attacked the goal. The Mountaineer’s were able to gain an advantage in penalty corners as it out cornered the Retrievers 4-2. Neither team was able to convert on penalty corner chances in the first half and it ended in a scoreless tie.
Freshman Ashly Meehan gave the Retrievers the early lead in the second half as she scrapped a rebounded shot and was able to slip it past Kate Ryno. Senior Caroline Smith went the length of the field and fired a shot into the cage to tie the match at one with a little more than 20 minutes remaining.
Later in the second half, Meehan found Kristin Ramsay in position to score and gave a pass that allowed Ramsay to score the go ahead goal for UMBC. Smith answered the call once again as she deflected a shot from Lizzie Watson into the cage to knot the score at two. Time expired in the second half with the score tied and the match was sent into overtime.
After a scoreless first overtime period the teams began the second. Appalachian moved into position to score a goal early in the extra period, but was unable to convert. With 2:26 remaining in the period, Appalachian was awarded a penalty stroke. Roberts took the shot and sent it high into the cage past goalkeeper Meghan Polek.
UMBC returns to action tomorrow when they travel to Radford for a game at 1 p.m.