College field hockey: No. 4 Syracuse knocks off No. 7 Louisville in OT
The No. 4 Syracuse field hockey team (9-1, 2-1 ACC) rallied from allowing an early lead to No. 7 Louisville (8-2, 1-2 ACC) to down the Cardinals 2-1 in overtime.
After tying the game with just over 17 minutes left in regulation, the teams went to an extra session, where Lies Lagerweij finished the game 5:16 into overtime on a penalty stroke goal.
Minout Mink scored for Louisville with 15 seconds left in the first half to send the Cards to the locker room with the lead after taking the Orange defense baseline to finish the goal. The tally ended a back-and-forth first half with neither team scoring until that point.
GAME OVER!!!!! LIES ON THE STROKE!!! Orange win 2-1 in OT. pic.twitter.com/UYvArXegOZ— Orange Field Hockey (@CuseFH) September 30, 2016
Elaine Carey got the Orange on the board in the 53rd minute, when she deflected a Liz Sack shot into the back of the net for the equalizer. Sack drove into the circle and fired a backhand shot, with Carey there to send it home.
In overtime, the Cardinals were whistled for a penalty in the circle with Lagerweij stepping up to take the stroke. She buried it top left to send SU home with the win.
Regan Spencer made five saves in net for 'Cuse to preserve the win, with Alicia McFerran turning away nine for Louisville. Both teams drew three corners each in the game as well.
The Orange will next head to Bucknell on Sunday in hopes of earning their 10th win of the season. That game will begin at Noon.