Field hockey wins second straight game

Anne Buie

ASU field hockey won its second straight game, defeating previously unbeaten Penn, 3-2 in overtime, Sunday afternoon.

“I am very proud of the team effort today,” Head Coach Brandi Alexander Kist said. “Even when we were down a goal we fought and came back twice to tie it up and take it into overtime. The team stayed focused, despite a physical game and we played together.”

Penn took an initial lead, but ASU’s sophomores Jessi Stuart and Jordyn Warren managed to get a goal past Penn’s goalie. Stuart fed Warren a pass from the left side of the field, allowing Warren to score her third goal of the season.

The second half started with the Quakers taking the lead again, but ASU soon caught up after Stuart scored a goal, tying the game at 2-2.

Penn was able to fire off one more shot before the second half ended, but an Appalachian defender blocked the attempt, sending the match into the first overtime of the season for both teams.

The goal from Stuart gave the Mountaineers all the power they would need heading into overtime.

ASU goalie Sarah Anderson made a giant save in the cage when ASU’s Julie Tahan found an open shot only thirty-five seconds into overtime.

Appalachian capitalized on its only shot in overtime, as senior Casey Lammando found a free ball inside the circle and put it past Sokach.

The goal allowed the Mountaineers to go on to a 3-2 sudden death victory, furnishing the Quakers the first loss of their 2012 season.

The team travels to Winston-Salem Friday to play Wake Forest at 7 p.m.


Story: KAITLYN THRUSTON, Intern Sports Reporter