Field Hockey Celebrates Despite OT Setback

Field Hockey Celebrates Despite OT Setback

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson field hockey team dropped a heartbreaker on homecoming, falling to Washington College, 3-2, in overtime on Saturday.

The Red Devils struck first as sophomore Kayla Bendinelli (Princeton, N.J./Montgomery) scored off an assist from Alex Bonser (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) in the 29th minute.

The Shorewomen answered with a pair of goals, early in the second half to take a 2-1 lead, with just over 25 minutes remaining in regulation. Grace Steele and Clare Ingersoll tallied unassisted goals in a span of three minutes to put Washington in front.

Junior Chelsea Kramer (New Vernon, N.J./Morristown-Beard) found the cage with 15 minutes remaining to pull the Red Devils even.

The teams remained scoreless down the stretch, forcing overtime. Each team tallied four shots in the extra frame before Olivia Auer slipped one through for the game-winner.

The Red Devils outshot the Shorewomen, 16-13 for the game, while each team produced seven penalty corners.

Morgan Domanico finished with nine saves as Washington improves to 7-5 overall and 5-1 in the Centennial Conference.

Senior Freddie Bancroft (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) made five saves, including four in overtime as the Red Devils slip to 6-5 and 2-4 in the conference.

The Red Devils are home again next Friday, hosting a non-conference match-up with Washington & Lee on Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm.

The Red Devils celebrated homecoming weekend by presenting annual Honorary Guest Coach, former standout Amy Rankin '03 with a new replica jersey. Amy was struck by a drunk driver shortly after graduating from Dickinson, suffering traumatic brain injury. She has made a remarkable recovery and returns each year to join the team on homecoming.

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