Saints fall to 'Jackets field hockey in OT
Friday, October 8, 2010 - 10:20 pm

A St. Lawrence University goal in the 57th minute of regulation forced overtime, but the University of Rochester Yellowjackets rebounded with a game-winning score in the extra session's third minute to take the conference game 2-1. 

The Saints move to 2-2 in league play, 4-5 overall, while the yellowjackets improve to 3-1, 10-2 overall.   

The Saints and the Yellowjackets battled to a 0-0 tie in the first half, where Rochester outshot St. Lawrence 7-2 and held a 6-1 advantage in corners.  The first goal of the game would not come until the 44th minute when Rochester's Allison Beardsley found the back of the net off a corner. 

The Saints would answer in the 57th minute when junior forward Erika Switz weaved her way through traffic on the left endline.  Her pass into the middle of the circle found senior Brooke Maloney six yards out from the goal.  Classmate Kelsey Berry then tipped in Maloney's wrist shot past the goalkeeper at the right post.

Neither team could generate the winning goal in regulation, forcing overtime.  Rochester's game-ending goal would come three minutes into the overtime period as Allison Beardsley scored her second goal of the game, sliding the ball past St. Lawrence goalie Nicole Matos on a breakaway. 

Matos finished with 10 saves for St. Lawrence, while Madison Wagner made one save for Rochester.  The Yellowjackets edged the Saints with a 19-5 advantage in shots and a 16-6 lead in penalty corners.   

The Saints will look to earn a split on the weekend as they travel to William Smith College tomorrow, October 9th to battle the #15 Herons.  The game is scheduled to start at 2:00pm.