Durham, N.H. – Pacific Field Hockey pushed No. 23 Maine to overtime, but fell just short of the upset on Sunday, September 16. Pacific dropped the contest 3-2 despite 17 saves from freshman goalkeeper Maggie Corder.
The loss dropped Pacific to 3-5, while the win improved Maine to 5-4.
The Tigers scored first in the 30th minute after senior Jenna Vivan netted her third goal of the season. Picking up her first ever collegiate point was freshman Hannah Bettencourt who dropped a pass from the top left of the circle in to Vivan who beat the keeper.
However, Maine would answer with goals from Hannah Keating and Zoe Berkey to leave the score at 2-1. The score would remain there until the 70th minute when Dinah Compton knocked in her first goal of the year. Off the corner, senior Emily Trudeau ripped a shot that was saved by the keeper, but Compton was in perfect position to corral the rebound and put it past the goalie. The Tigers were playing at an offensive advantage when the game tying score was made as head coach Linda MacDonald pulled Corder to put more pressure on the Maine defense.
The score would remain tied at two at the end of regulation. The first overtime period was almost over then Cassidy Svetek would end the contest with a goal at the 84:41 mark.
For the Tigers it was a solid trip to New Hampshire as the picked up a 4-1 victory over Siena. They return to action on September 23 for the first NorPac Conference game of the season against UC Davis. The contest will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Brookside Field.