Field Hockey: Tribe 3, Miami (OH) 2 – Late goal lifts Tribe to win
September 11, 2007
Saturday at Busch Field Tribe field hockey rallied to win against Miami (Ohio) University 3-2 and improved its record to 3-2. Freshman Jenna Cinalli scored the game-winning goal with 14 seconds left in regulation to cap the College’s comeback.
p. “The ability [of] the girls to squeeze out a win the last few seconds of the game is truly a testament to the team’s integrity,” head coach Peel Hawthorne said.
p. Trailing 2-1 at halftime, the College came out aggressively in the second half, outshooting the RedHawks 11-2 and earning six penalty corners. After gathering her own rebounded shot, sophomore midfielder Wesley Drew tied the game for the Tribe with her second goal of the game in the 44th minute.
p. Drew’s first goal came only four minutes into the game and gave the College an early lead at 1-0. Miami (OH) answered with two goals of its own midway through the first period to take the lead 2-1. The RedHawks’ Taylor Florence netted her team’s first goal and teammate Danielle Gaynor followed with a goal of her own just 53 seconds later.
p. The Tribe returns to action Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. against Longwood University at Busch Field.
p. __Lauren Lamb contributed to this report.__