Darkness Leaves Husson and Saint Joseph's Tied

Bangor, ME The Husson University Eagles tied Saint Joseph's College 15-15 in a blustery home opener that went into overtime. Husson's Shelby Bradford (Sr., Lee, ME) netted 6 goals and 1 assist on the game while Saint Joseph's Alyssa Marchant (Jr., Wakefield, MA) netted 4 goals. With the tie, the Eagles improve to 1-0-1 and the Monks improve to 3-0-1.

Vanessa Brooks (Sr., Bath, ME) got the Monks on the board first with an unassisted goal. The game was tied at 5-5 with 20:43 left in the first period when St. Joseph's Lauren Hagerman (Sr., Scarborough, ME) scored. Husson's Caitlyn Butterfield (Jr., Gorham, ME) would answer with a goal of her own to reclaim the Eagle lead at 6-5. Despite driving snow, both teams battled to end the first half at 11-7 with Husson in the lead.

Brooks opened the second half for the Monks with an immediate goal. Saint Joseph's would score 7 goals in the second half to Husson's 3. With 57 seconds left on the clock, Marchant tied the game at 14 with a Saint Joseph's goal.

Due to impending darkness, both teams agreed to play a single three minute overtime period. Saint Joseph's Alyssa Marchant hit another late game goal to give the Monks a 15-14 lead 47 seconds in to overtime. With 59.1 seconds left in the game, Husson's Shelby Bradford picked up a defensive ground ball and carried the ball the length of the field for the clear. Bradford then scored an unassisted goal to knot the game at 15. The game would end in a 15-15 tie following the end of overtime.

The Eagles return to action on Saturday, March 27 at Framingham State.


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