No. 3 Field Hockey wins double-overtime thriller over No. 14 CNU

No. 3 Field Hockey wins double-overtime thriller over No. 14 CNU

SALISBURY, Md. – The third-ranked Salisbury University field hockey team prevailed, 2-1, in a double-overtime thriller over the 14th-ranked Christopher Newport Captains in Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) action on Saturday.

THE RUNDOWN

  • Final Score: No. 3 Salisbury 2, No. 14 CNU 1
  • Records: Salisbury (13-1, 2-0 CAC) | CNU (10-4, 1-1 CAC)
  • Location: Sea Gull Stadium – Salisbury, Md.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Salisbury got stunned early as CNU would put an end the Sea Gulls' five-game shutout streak as Abby Asuncion got a backhand shot past Dom Farrace just 28 seconds into the contest.
  • CNU nearly doubled up their advantage in the early part of the second quarter but Jillian Hughes made a defensive save and Farrace would make a stop to keep the deficit at one.
  • With just over five minutes left in the second quarter, Arielle Johnston would redirect a shot from the top of the arc by Camryn Dennis to tie the game at one.
  • The game would remain tied in regulation to force sudden-victory overtime.
  • Salisbury would put on an offensive barrage in the overtime period with nine shots in the two overtime periods.
  • Salisbury got back-to-back penalty corners in the 77th minute. Johnston's initial shot would be saved by Olivia Davis but Dennis would put away the rebound to allow Salisbury to walk-off winners.

GAME NOTES

  • Salisbury held the 20-12 edge in shots over CNU.
  • Salisbury tallied 15 penalty corners, including six in the second overtime.
  • Camryn Dennis registered a goal and an assist.
  • Arielle Johnston notched a goal.
  • Jillian Hughes recorded a defensive save.
  • Dom Farrace made six saves in the cage,
  • CNU's Olivia Davis had 14 saves.

UP NEXT

  • Salisbury travels to Mary Washington to take on the Eagles on Wednesday.
  • The CAC game is set to begin at 4 p.m.
  • Live links are available on suseagulls.com

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