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No. 10 Field Hockey Hands No. 5 Cortland Its First Loss


SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 2, 2005 – Springfield College senior midfielder Alisha Miner (Sanbomton, N.H.) scored two goals, including the game-winner, to lead the No. 1 0 Pride to a 3-2 overtime victory against No. 5 SUNY Cortland in a non-conference game this afternoon, October 2, at Benedum field.

SC has now won its past seven contests as the Pride is 10-1 overall on the season. SC has been unbeatable this season in overtime contests, improving to 5-0 this year, and in one-goal contests, the Pride is an impressive 6-1. The loss is just the first of the season for the fifth-ranked Red Dragons of Cortland, which fall to 8-1 overall in 2005.

Miner started the scoring early, netting her fifth goal of the season in the 15th minute of action (14:05) on an unassisted score to give the Pride an early 1-0 edge. The Red Dragons answered back quickly, however, as junior forward Kelli Johnson scored her first of two goals on the day in the 21st minute of play (20:14), also an unassisted score.

SC sophomore forward Brittany Veazie (Dexter, Maine) notched her sixth goal of the season with just three minutes left in the first half to give the Pride a 2-1 lead at halftime.

Early in the second half, Johnson scored again for Cortland as she found the back of the net during a penalty shot to tie the game at two apiece.

Miner recorded the game-winner on an unassisted goal in the fourth minute of overtime (73:52) to lift the Pride to its 10th win of the season.

SC will shoot for its eighth-straight win as it next hosts New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe, Mount Holyoke College, on Tuesday evening, October 4, in a 7:00 p.m. start

SCORING: 1st 2nd OT Final
Springfield (10-1) 2 0 1 3
Corland (8-1) 1 1 0 2

First Half:
SC-Alisha Miner 14:05
C-Kelli Johnson 20:14
SC-Britney Veazie 31:55

Second Half:
C-Kelli Johnson 37:30 (penalty stroke)

SC-Alisha Miner 73:52

Goalie Saves: SC-Emma Kaplan 4; C-Jessica Anderson 14

Shots: SC-17; C-6
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