Field Hockey Knocks Off Lock Haven in 2OT
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — Julia Smith’s penalty shot in double-overtime propelled the Davidson field hockey team to a 2-1 win over Atlantic 10 foe Lock Haven Sunday afternoon.
It’s the Wildcats’ first win over the Bald Eagles in A-10 play.
Smith’s penalty shot came with 4:05 left in the extra session and followed a shot attempt by Izzy Moody. Her stroke went to the right and found the back of the cage for her first goal of the season.
Davidson coach Zoe Almquist said each Wildcat “showed up to play their individual role to the best of their ability, because we knew that was what it would take to get the win.”
“They really showed up to do just that, and we were loose and confident and resilient the whole day today,” she said. “We have been taking steps each and every game this fall, but the growth wasn’t showing on the scoreboard yet. I am so proud to see our progress show in the final result and not just those little moments. And Julia was so calm for the stroke.”
Davidson scored first Sunday, when Macy Curtis scored two minutes into the third quarter. Moody inserted a penalty corner, and Smith’s shot was deflected. It went to Curtis, just right of the goal, and she redirected it in for a 1-0 lead and her second score of the year.
Lock Haven evened the score 5:49 later on a Martina Spangenburg penalty stroke.
Cato Roell made a career-best 11 saves for the Wildcats.
“Cato was amazing in cage,” said Almquist.
Davidson will host Saint Louis in its home finale Friday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. It’s also Senior Day at Belk Turf Field.