Dulaney defeats Towson in 2 OTs

Colegrove goal lifts Lions to 2-1 victory, three-way tie for 1st

Field Hockey

October 18, 2005|By KATHERINE DUNN | KATHERINE DUNN,SUN REPORTER

Dulaney field hockey coach Karen Casperite always tells her players to seize any opportunity that comes their way. Cailin Colegrove certainly heeded that advice yesterday.

The sophomore forward scored with 3:37 left in the second overtime to give visiting Dulaney a 2-1 victory over Towson, forcing a three-way tie with the Generals and Hereford for first place in Baltimore County's Heron Division.

On the critical play, Colegrove was positioned off the left post. When Meghan Lenz sent a pass across the goal, Colegrove had an open lane to the cage. Towson goalie Jenny Mullen had no time to recover after playing the ball a second earlier from the other direction.

"I was so nervous," Colegrove said. "I was just trying to keep my stick down, and when Meghan sent the ball over, I just hit it. I was so excited."

Colegrove, playing in the second seven-on-seven, sudden-death overtime period, nearly scored seconds earlier, but a tough goal-line stand from Mullen and defender Taylor Skeen held her off.

The Generals (10-4 overall) had several opportunities to score earlier in the half, but they couldn't get anything past Lions keeper Jenna Norris.

On Towson's first drive of the second overtime period, Norris made a diving save to keep her team in position to win the game.

The shot came across the circle from right to left, but it ricocheted off a defender's stick toward the right side of the cage. Norris dove and managed to save the ball with her hand.

"She did things I've never seen her do before," said Casperite of her junior keeper. "That just comes with playing with heart. You want it that bad, you're willing to do anything for it. She knew if that ball got in it was over, and she wasn't going to let that happen."

Both goals in regulation were scored in the first 11 minutes of the second half.

Dana Poist scored on a pass from Kristen Horsman off a penalty corner to put the Lions (7-3) ahead first. Towson answered with their own corner play when Casey Kohler fed Emma White with 19:08 left in regulation.

katherine.dunn@baltsun.com

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