Field hockey pulls out victory in double overtime

The Ohio University field hockey team (7-9, 3-2 MAC) hosted MAC leading Kent State University (8-9, 4-1 MAC) in what turned out to be a thriller, ending with the Bobcats pulling out the victory 3-2 in double overtime.

With the 2013 MAC Tournament seeding up for grabs, this game was more than just another matchup for the ‘Cats.

Throughout the day, the Bobcats would find themselves in an upward battle. They trailed early on, giving up a goal less than 8:30 minutes into the game. After trailing 1-0, Franziska Schmiedal would get her second goal of the season, evening up the scoreboard at the 15:02 mark. Fourteen minutes later, the Bobcats would find themselves behind again, and enter the half trailing 2-1.

In the second half, neither team would be able to find the goal and the score would not change. As time expired, luckily for Ohio, they would receive a corner opportunity. Given the opportunity, the Bobcats would capitalize and Lauryl Desch sent the game into overtime.

In the extra session, the Bobcats were unable to capitalize on a penalty stroke, sending the game into double overtime. In double overtime, senior Jessica Jue sent the Flashes home with a loss as she got her sixth goal of the season. It was a fairy-tale ending for the senior Jue, being only fit that she had the game-winning goal on what was Senior Day for the Bobcats.

With the win, the Bobcats clinched the #2 seed of the MAC tournament and take on #3 seed Miami next weekend.

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