Field Hockey Falls To Tufts In OT

October 11, 2008

Tamara Brown scored just 3:31 into overtime to lift Tufts to a 3-2 NESCAC win over Middlebury on Kohn Field. The seventh-ranked Jumbos remain undefeated at 9-0 on the season, while the third-ranked Panthers fall to 7-2.

Tufts took a 1-0 lead at the 25:55 mark as Michelle Kelly found the back of the net for her ninth goal of the season. The Jumbos made it a 2-0 game later in the half, as Melissa Burke finished off a flurry in front after a quick feed from Brittany Holiday. Middlebury answered with a goal from Chase Delano just 1:31 later, as she scored with some nice individual moves. The Jumbos looked strong in the first half, holding a 14-5 shots advantage as they headed into the intermission with a 2-1 lead.

Middlebury came out strong in the second session, with several opportunities to score. Delano struck again at 26:19, netting the equalizer with some nice stick-work around the goalkeeper.

The game remained at 2-2 for the remainder of the half, with Middlebury controlling much of play with an 11-3 lead in shots.

Tufts had a few shotS early in overtime, but Caitlin Pentifallo made the saves for Middlebury, before Brown was able to break through for the game-winner.

Pentifallo finished the day with five stops, while Marianna Zak made seven saves to earn the win.

Tufts (9-0, 6-0) vs. Middlebury (7-2, 4-2)
Date: Oct 11, 2008 Attendance: 225

Goals by period 1 2 OT Tot
Tufts............... 2 0 1 - 3
Middlebury.......... 1 1 0 - 2

1. 9:05 TUFFH Michelle Kelly (unassisted)
2. 17:06 TUFFH Melissa Burke (Brittany Holiday)
3. 18:37 MIDFH Chase Delano (unassisted)
4. 43:41 MIDFH Chase Delano (unassisted)
5. 73:31 TUFFH Tamara Brown (unassisted)

Shots: Tufts 20, Middlebury 16
Saves: Tufts 7 (Marianna Zak 7), Middlebury 5 (Caitlin Pentifallo 5)