Oct. 25, 2010

Courtesy of IUP Athletics

IUP rallied for two goals in the final eight minutes of regulation to tie the game, and Trish Morris scored her first goal of the season with 2:08 remaining in the second overtime period to give the Crimson Hawks a 4-3 victory over Kutztown Sunday at Miller Stadium.

The Crimson Hawks moved back over the .500 mark at 7-6 and completed a season sweep over the Golden Bears, who dropped to 8-5. IUP defeated Kutztown 1-0 on the road two weeks ago.

The game-winning goal by Morris, her first of the season, came after IUP had several good scoring chances in the second 15-minute overtime period. The Crimson Hawks had 10 shots in just under 13 minutes and were unable to capitalize on two breakaways and a penalty stroke by Anouk Sickman.

But IUP was finally able to put one past Kutztown goalie Emily Falko when Morris took a pass from Jillian Duld and fired it into the cage to end the longest game of the season for the Crimson Hawks.

The Golden Bears led 3-1 before Danielle Edwards scored on a penalty stroke with 8:07 remaining in the second half, and Sickman scored for the second time in the game and 14th on the year with just 1:42 left in regulation.

In overtime, Falko stopped a penalty stroke in both periods, including one on Duld with 1:39 on the clock. IUP goalie Lydia Dolly, who made 14 saves in the game, stopped a breakaway and the ensuing penalty corner with seven minutes left in the first overtime session.

Sickman scored her first goal of the game 5:48 into the contest, but a penalty stroke by Samantha Carberry created a 1-1 tie at halftime. The Golden Bears then got goals from Abbey Sheeler and Erin Reynolds six minutes apart to build a 3-1 lead that they took into the waning moments.

IUP finished with a 23-20 advantage in shots, but Kutztown had 13 penalty corners to only seven for the Crimson Hawks. Falko made seven saves for the Golden Bears.

IUP returns to PSAC West play at Shippensburg Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Crimson Hawks are 2-3 in the division and are 1 1-2 games behind Mansfield for the second playoff spot out of the PSAC West.