September 2, 2007

Susquehanna drops heartbreaker, 2-1 to Alvernia

SELINSGROVE, Pa – Sophomore Courtney Salsman (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove) scored Susquehanna's only goal with 2:04 remaining in the second half to tie the game. However, Alvernia's Shayna Clark shot the game-winning goal 5:29 into overtime.

The game was Susquehanna field hockey's season opener at Sassafras Field.

Alvernia's Janelle Lynch scored the first goal of the game unassisted 5:51 into the second half. Salsman responded with 2:04 left in the second half to tie the game, with an assist from Andrea Fiori (West Trenton, N.J./Lawrenceville School), forcing overtime.

In overtime, Clark scored the game-winning goal as she dove for the ball and knocked it in. She was assisted by Leslie Michael.

Although the score was close, Alvernia dominated the game with 25 shots to Susquehanna's 12. Susquehanna goalkeeper senior Lyndsay Meabon (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern) recorded 15 saves while Alvernia's Audrey Hoffman saved seven.

Susquehanna continues its season on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at home against Montclair State at 7 p.m.