McAninley Scores Game-Winner in Field Hockey's 2OT 4-3 Win Over St. Francis U

McAninley Scores Game-Winner in Field Hockey's 2OT 4-3 Win Over St. Francis U

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University field hockey completed its comeback to defeat St. Francis U., 4-3 in double-overtime in its home-opener at Johnson Field Friday afternoon. Colleen McAninley scored the game-winning goal, while Kayla Bedel-Franklin and Julia Chang tallied a goal apiece in the win.

The Pioneers improve to 1-2 on the season with the win, while the Red Flash fall to 0-3 on the season with the loss. SHU will be back in action on Sunday, Sept. 8 when the Pioneers take on Yale at Johnson Field at 1 p.m.

The Scoring

First Quarter 

  • (4:58): Liivy Webb sent a long pass to Agustina Deharbe in the circle for the one-timer to give St. Francis a 1-0 lead

  • (10:34): Taylor Nesmith corralled a loose ball in front of the net and snuck it past the keeper to put the Red Flash ahead 2-0

Second Quarter

  • (18:17): Kayla Bedel-Franklin scooped her own rebound and fired a shot home for the goal to cut the deficit to 2-1

  • (19:54): Nesmith fired a shot into the circle and Abby Romig redirected the ball into the back of the net to give St. Francis a 3-1 lead

Third Quarter

  • (41:00): Julia Chang scored off her own rebound in front of the net to cut the SHU deficit to 3-2

Fourth Quarter

Overtime

Noteworthy

  • The Pioneers outshot the Red Flash 24-16

  • SHU registered 12 shots on goal compared to eight for St. Francis

  • Hailey Power made five saves en route to her first win in net this season

  • Julia Chang's goal was her first of the season

  • Kayla Bedel Franklin's goal was her first of the season

  • Mia Katterman's goal was the first of her collegiate career

  • Colleen McAninley's goal was her first of the season

  • The game-winning goal was the third of McAninley's career

  • Kayla Kruk's two assists marked the first time in her career where she tallied more than one assist in a contest

  • Marlena Koellner's assist was her first of the season