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Ohio Tops Field Hockey in Double Overtime

by | Oct 4, 2021

First year Wildcat Macy Curtis advances on the goal in the game vs. Ohio.

DAVIDSON — The Davidson field hockey team played more than 76 minutes Sunday, but came out on the wrong side of a 3-2 double-overtime loss to Ohio at Belk Turf Field.

Ohio’s Kaelyn Long scored with 3:08 left in the second overtime to end it.

“Today’s result was heartbreaking, but the game itself was really exciting,” said Davidson coach Zoe Almquist. “There was so much play in transition, fast breaks, corners and big plays from so many people. Chloe Appleby came up huge with her first career goal off a corner while both our usual inserters were subbed out. Genna Barge, similarly, came up huge with a game-saving stroke play. It shows that this team is progressing, learning how to fight, to play each of our roles to the best of our ability, and to function as a team whose sum of parts is greater than the whole. We are moving in the right direction, every day. Sometimes when you are on the path, it’s hard to see the progress, but I really believe we are growing and the results are, at this point, double-overtime close.”

Davidson matched its season-high of 18 corners and struck early Sunday when Charlie Kabelac scored off the first one, 1:52 into the match. Her first career goal came after Izzy Moody inserted the ball and Caroline Wack redirected it.

Ohio’s Jillian Shive scored the game’s next two goals to give the Bobcats a 2-1 edge at the half. The Wildcats tied it midway through the third quarter on Appleby’s goal, assisted by Macy Curtis.

Both teams had multiple chances to take the lead or end it before Long’s game-winner. Shive had a penalty shot with 3:40 to play in regulation, but Barge stopped it for Davidson.

Kabelac hit the post with a shot 52 seconds into the second overtime, the second time the Wildcats hit the post Sunday.

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