Field Hockey Defeats Manhattanville in Overtime, 2-1

Cougars Defeat Manhattanville, 2-1, in Overtime

PURCHASE, N.Y. (10/17/07) - Freshman Erica Kelly (West Deptford, N.J.) scored the first goal of her career in overtime to lead the Kean University field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over host Manhattanville College in non-conference victory on Wednesday afternoon.

The Cougars (9-4) looked headed to victory in regulation before the Valiants (8-8) tied the game with less than three minutes left when freshman Jen Ascencio (Monroe, N.Y.) scored off the assist from sophomore Maura Bruen (Brewster, N.Y.) at 67:13.

In overtime, Kelly and sophomore Brittany Gibbs (West Deptford, N.J.) had a two-on-none breakaway, as Gibbs sent a pass under the goalie that Kelly knocked in for the game-winner at 75:35.

Gibbs tallied the Cougars first goal of the game, as she scored off the assist from freshman Amie Hoch (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) in the 25th minute.

Sophomore Jenni Barry (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) made three saves, as the Cougars outshot Manhattanville, 21-9.

The Cougars return to action next Tuesday, October 23, when they travel to New Jersey Athletic Conference leader The College of New Jersey at 7:30 p.m.