Oct. 21, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team hosted No. 22 New Hampshire at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Friars fell to New Hampshire in overtime, 2-1. Providence currently holds a record of 9-7 (3-2 BIG EAST) and New Hampshire holds a season record of 9-7.
The Friars notched the first goal of the game at 20:49 off of a penalty corner when Sophomore Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.) fed sophomore Henni Tietze (Sankt Agustin, Germany), whose shot found the back of the cage. Tietze's goal marked her ninth on the season and FitzPatrick's ninth assist.
New Hampshire scored the equalizer at 26:17 when Emma Erler finished a shot off a deflection in front of the goal. The remainder of the first half was scoreless and the Friars headed into half time tied with New Hampshire, 1-1.
The second half was scoreless which sent the game into overtime. At 78:19. Meg Flatley notched the game winner for New Hampshire. Flatley dribbled the ball in front of the cage beating the Friars' defense and goalkeeper before notching her eighth goal on the season to give New Hampshire the 2-1 victory.
New Hampshire outshot Providence, 20-14, and held the advantage in corners, 18-7. Senior goalkeeper Kathi Weidman (Millersville, Pa.) finished the game with 8 saves.
The Friars are back in action at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 when they host BIG EAST foe Louisville in their last regular season home game. The game will be played on Lennon Family Field.
--GO FRIARS --