Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kane Scores OT Winner as Wilkes Field Hockey defeats Marywood 4-3

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EDWARDSVILLE – The Wilkes University field hockey team earned their first victory of the season in exciting fashion Wednesday night by defeating Marywood University in overtime by a score of 4-3. Megan Kane provided the game winning goal in the home opener for the Lady Colonels at Schmidt Stadium.

The Wilkes (1-2) win gave head coach Sara Myers her 100th career victory.

To help set up the game-ending goal, Wilkes goalkeeper Dallas Kendra made a great diving play to knock the ball away from Lindsey Gladden on a breakaway attempt by Marywood (1-2). The Lady Colonels then transitioned the opposite way and less than twenty seconds later Kane scored the winner off an assist from freshman Ali Dunn. The goal was the second of the season for Kane.

Wilkes got off to a great start and were rewarded with the early lead when Dunn scored her first career goal at the 4:18 mark off an assist from freshman Zoe Stepanski. The Lady Colonels would widen the lead to 2-0 at the 33:28 mark when Marissa Surdy scored her first goal of the season. The goal came after a shot from Haley Gayoski went off Kane and over to Surdy who was able to find the open cage.

The Pacers came out strong in the second 35 minute period and only 49 seconds in Jenna Dickey scored to cut the Wilkes lead in half. Karly Kaminsky then tied the game with a goal in the 50th minute.

Wilkes took the 3-2 lead after a penalty corner on Surdy’s second goal of the game off Gayoski’s first assist of the season at the 55:33 mark.

Marywood would again tie the game after their own penalty corner opportunity ended with a goal by Gladden in the 62nd minute.

Wilkes would regroup in the overtime period outshooting Marywood three to zero in the extra time and eventually found the winner at the 79:18 mark with Kane’s strike.

The Lady Colonels held a 16-14 shot advantage and a 13-10 shots on goal advantage for the game. The Pacers had nine penalty corner attempts to four for Wilkes.

Kendra made six saves to earn the victory for Wilkes while Kerri Mountz made eight saves for Marywood.

The Lady Colonels take the field next when they face Arcadia University on Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Glenside, Pa.

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