No. 20 Drexel scores in overtime to down No. 15 New Hampshire
PHILADELPHIA -- Amanda Fleischut scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift No. 20 Drexel to a 3-2 victory against No. 15 New Hampshire on Sunday at Buckley Field.
UNH is now 5-5 overall. Drexel improved to 9-3.
Kellie Joyce tallied a career-high two assists as she set up both UNH goals, which were scored by Lynne Lehman and Megan Bozek. In goal, Carlie Tarbell made seven saves, including one in OT and Drexel goalkeeper Jantien Gunter stopped seven shots – two in the extra session.
Tarbell denied Lauren Hibshman on Drexel's first corner of the game, but on the next one Fleischut converted a Rebecca Werner pass into a goal and 1-0 lead at 8:09.
New Hampshire had a game-tying goal by Lehman at 17:59. Joyce recorded her third assist of the season on the tally, which was Lehman’s second.
The Dragons once again generated back-to-back corners in the 28th minute, but this time shots by both Fleischut and Didonato were blocked by the defense.
UNH closed the first half with a flurry to take a 2-1 lead into halftime. Bozek’s corner shot was stopped by Gunter but it resulted in another corner for the ‘Cats. Emma Erler assisted Casey Pohlmeyer who struck a shot that was stopped by Gunter. The Wildcats controlled the rebound and Joyce slipped a pass to Bozek, who scored her fifth goal of the season to give the visitors a 2-1 lead at 33:06.
The ‘Cats were awarded an untimed corner at the end of the first half, but the Dragons blocked Pohlmeyer’s shot to keep the score 2-1. Drexel held a slight advantage in first-half shots (9-8) and corners (5-4).
Neither team recorded a shot in the opening five minutes of the second half, but Drexel broke through to tie the score 2-2 on Lindsay McArdle’s goal at 41:10.
UNH generated three consecutive corners in a two-minute span, but did not record a shot.
Drexel continued to press offensively and earned another corner in the 54th minute, which Tarbell denied. Five minutes later on a corner, Fleischut struck a shot wide of the cage.
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New Hampshire called time out at 60:56, at which point the Wildcats had been outshot 5-0 in the second half.
Drexel had the edge in shots (15-11) through regulation, but UNH held a 11-9 differential in corners.
The Dragons had the first scoring opportunity in overtime, but they did not record a shot off a corner in the opening minute. The home team earned another corner two minutes later, but this time Fleischut’s shot was directed away by Tarbell.
UNH’s attack produced a corner at 74:58, but did not get a shot. One minute later on another corner, Bozek’s shot was blocked by Gunter. In the 79th minute, Joyce fired a shot on target that Gunter steered away from the cage.
Fleischut ended the game with an unassisted tally at 79:25.