September 5, 2010

Sacred Heart Drops 3-2 Overtime Decision at Maine

The Black Bears scored 2:42 into the extra session to defeat the SHU women's soccer team 3-2 Sunday afternoon in Orono, ME.  The Pioneers erased two Maine leads in the second half on goals from Lucy Gildein (Topsfield, MA) and Leigh Dogmanits (Walnutport, PA).  Maddie Hill delivered the winning marker on her second tally of the season to deny the Pioneer comeback.

Maine (2-3) grabbed the first lead of the day 18:13 into the second half after the two sides played to a scoreless stalemate in the first 45 minutes.  Kelsey Wilson banged home a cross from Carolyne Nellis to put the Black Bears on top 1-0.  The Pioneers responded just over seven minutes later as Gildein tied it at 1-1 with her second goal of 2010.  Lindsay Elliott (Orange, CT) earned the assist after providing the pass to setup the first game tying goal.  Maine regained the lead two minutes later as Nellis set up another Black Bear score, this time it was Courtney Harnais who capitalized to put her team ahead 2-1.

Sacred Heart (3-2) evened the game with 9:31 remaining in regulation as Dogmanits, a senior captain, buried an unassisted goal.  Dogmanits' second tally of the year came on a loose ball, tying the game at 2-2 and eventually sending it to overtime.  The Black Bears scored the game winner on the first shot of overtime.  The goal came on a set piece play from a corner kick taken by Kelsey Wilson, who picked up an assist on the play.  Hill jumped over the pack and headed home the game winner.

The Pioneers will look to rebound next weekend as they host a pair of home games against Stony Brook and Rider.  The Seawolves come to Campus Field Friday night for a 7:00 pm contest under the lights.