Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saratoga Springs' Matties gives Endicott Field Hockey an overtime win

BEVERLY, Mass. — Taylor Matties of Saratoga Springs blasted her third goal of the year just 56 seconds into the overtime period to deliver a 2-1 win for to Endicott field hockey over the University of New England. The ball was never in the UNE side of the field during the sudden-death overtime as Endicott freshman Emily Sawchuck took it into the circle off the whistle and won a penalty corner, which was delivered by junior Hannah Thornberg. Matties controlled the ball and dribbled into the box before uncorking her championship-winning shot.
Junior Melissa Enright was fed by Matties in front of the net and slammed the ball behind UNE goalie Kaitlyn Warren to tie the game. Matties has collected 13 assists on the year, putting her among the national leaders.
Warren stopped ten shots in net for the Nor'easters, who fall to 18-3. Junior goalie Taylor Teixeira made three saves for the Gulls.
Endicott has earned an automatic qualifier into the NCAA tournament. The Gulls will await the release of the brackets next week to see who and where they will be playing.


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