Yale Comes Away with 3-2 OT Win Over Field Hockey
NEW HAVEN, Conn - Despite a game-tying goal by Creaghan Peters with 28 seconds remaining in regulation, Columbia field hockey was edged, 3-2, in overtime at Yale on Saturday. The Lions fell to 8-7 overall and 3-3 in Ivy League play.
Peters evened the score on a scramble play off a penalty corner in the closing moments of the second half. The tally was the first of the backer's career and sent the game to the extra session.
The Bulldogs (4-10, 2-4) ended the game in the 77th minute on an unassisted goal by Erica Borgo, marking her second score of the game.
"It's an unfortunate result when we had the opportunities in front of us and we weren't able to capitalize," head coach Marybeth Freeman said. "It comes down to keeping things simple and having strength on the ball in each of our circles. We've shown this strength before and are fully able to execute. At this point, there is no choice but to finish the season showcasing what we do best. I know the student-athletes will be focused and ready for that challenge."
Columbia opened the scoring in the 20th minute of the first half. Paige Simmons converted on a straight penalty corner, set up by Bridget DeSandis and Katie DeSandis, and the Lions took the 1-0 advantage into the half.
Yale's Mary Beth Barham tied the score in the 55th minute and Borgo's tally seven minutes later gave the Bulldogs the 2-1 lead prior to the late-game drama.
The Elis held a 24-17 edge on total shots and penalty corners were even at 12-12. Simmons led the attack with four shots. Christie O'Hara made nine saves in net.
The Lions scheduled game at Rutgers on Sunday, October 28, has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather in Piscataway. A make-up date will be announced at a later date.