Wildcat Field Hockey Drops Double-Overtime Contest Against Richmond
DAVIDSON, N.C. – For the second time in as many games, Davidson field hockey dropped an overtime contest, this time coming in a double-overtime 3-2 loss to Richmond Friday at Belk Turf Field. The ‘Cats remain winless on the season at 0-11 (0-5 A-10), while Richmond improves to 4-8 (3-1 A-10).
Senior Hannah Fisher turned in Davidson’s first multi-goal affair of the season, tallying both of the Wildcats’ goals in the second half to force extra periods. Fellow senior Anna Brewer dished the first assist, while junior Kristin Kisa recorded the second. Sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Zeszotarski registered seven saves, including a critical save off a corner in the second overtime.
The Spiders took the lead early, scoring within the first 10 minutes of the opening period, rebounding off a deflected shot that Zeszotarski saved. Richmond then added a goal late in the first half on a pass-shoot sequence from the bottom left corner.
Davidson cut the lead in half in the second period, after earning back-to-back corners. Fisher inserted to classmate Brewer, who redirected back to Fisher to find the back of the cage.
Fisher and the ‘Cats then scored the equalizer about five minutes later, taking advantage of another short corner. This time, Brewer inserted to Kisa, who passed the ball to an awaiting stick of Fisher just inside the arc.
Richmond controlled the momentum in the first overtime, tallying three shots to Davidson’s one. Early in the second overtime, the Spiders’ Florentine Beelaerts, their leading goal-scorer, fired a shot that Zeszotarski deflected, and followed her own rebound to find a half-empty and net the gamewinner.
Davidson travels to Williamsburg, Va., Sunday for a non-conference clash with No. 18 William & Mary.