Kasten's Goal Lifts Pioneers in OT Win Over Davidson
Fairfield, CT – Lindsay Kasten scored just over a minute into overtime to give the Sacred Heart Pioneers a 2-1 win over the Davidson Wildcats Tuesday afternoon at Campus Field, snapping Davidson's five-game winning streak and giving SHU their second win of the season.
Dana Luhrs set up the game-winner on a pass from the right following a penalty corner, finding Kasten at the top of the circle, where she drilled the shot home for her team-leading fourth goal of the year at the 71:06 mark. Luhrs' hustle helped draw the penalty corner, leading a rush up the field into the circle and forcing Davidson to commit the penalty. Luhrs also tied the game for the Pioneers with a little less than nine minutes remaining in regulation, dribbling from the left to the top of the circle before firing in the equalizer at the 61:07 mark.
The Pioneers had to stave off a number of chances after Steph Grauer was issued a yellow card at the 65:36 mark, putting the Pioneers a player down for much of the end of regulation. However, Kim Stow was her usual stellar self, making big saves on Gray Robinson with 1:41 left and Clare Perry with 2:40 left. Stow finished with 13 saves on the afternoon, also stopping English twice from point blank with a little less than 17 minutes left to keep Sacred Heart within one. Davidson's lone goal on the day came at the 46:13 mark when Jen Mostellar's third shot in as many seconds finally beat Stow after she saved Mostellar's initial two shots.
Sacred Heart hosts Northeast Conference rival Monmouth in their next game on Friday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m., the Pioneer's third of four games over an eight day stretch this week at Campus Field.