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Center Valley, PA (October 5, 2022) – Senior Grace DeThomas scored on a stroke in OT lifting the DeSales University field hockey team to its fourth straight win, 3-2, over Stevenson University on Wednesday evening.

The Basics

  • Final Score: DeSales – 3, Stevenson – 2 (OT)
  • Records: DeSales (8-2 overall), Stevenson (5-6 overall)
  • Today’s game was the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

How it Happened

  • DSU took a 1-0 lead late in the first quarter when junior Tyra Wingle got control of turnover and beat the Mustang keeper inside the far post.
  • That lead nearly stood into halftime before Stevenson was awarded a stroke with 1:53 left in the second quarter and tied the score at the break.
  • First-year Jordyne Stong gave the Bulldogs the lead back mid-way thru the fourth quarter scoring on a shot just inside the circle off a blocked shot.
  • SU had the answer however just 52 seconds later as the game went into overtime.
  • Both teams had outstanding chances to score early in the overtime period and junior Kayla Yeatman came up with a big save extending the game robbing a Mustang who barreled into the circle 1-v-1, stoning her shot.
  • Wingle broke free with just under seven minutes left and was streaking to the Mustang goal and was tackled from behind upon entering the circle and the Bulldogs were awarded a stroke that DeThomas caromed off the post and into the cage giving DSU the win.

Top Bulldog Performers

  • Wingle scores her ninth goal of the year moving into fourth place all-time with 33 goals.
  • DeThomas is now 2-for-3 in strokes this season and has three goals on the year.
  • Stong’s tally is the fourth of the season.
  • Yeatman made four saves, while DeThomas and junior Alexis Armstrong each had one defensive save.

For the Foes

  • Stevenson goals were scored by Emma Goldstein.
  • Meghan Huey had one assist.

Inside the Box Score

  • Shots were tied at 16 with DSU holding an 11-8 advantage in shots on goal.
  • DSU dominated corners, 19-6.

Up Next

  • The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday when they host King’s College in MAC Freedom action beginning at 6:00 pm.

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