KUTZTOWN, Pa. – For the second time in three days, the Kutztown University field hockey team found itself in an overtime game. After falling to second-ranked East Stroudsburg University in the waning seconds last Wednesday, the Golden Bears (11-7 overall, 5-5 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) came out victorious with a 2-1 win Saturday afternoon against Limestone College at Andre Reed Stadium in a non-conference game.
On Senior Day, one if its eight members sent off the group in style.
Senior defender Micaela Beaty (Drexel Hill, Pa./Archbishop Prendergast) scored the game winner just 1:00 into the first overtime period, on a rebound off a shot by Mackenzie Fuhrman(Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township), as the team rushed the field in its final regular season contest.
It was Fuhrman’s ninth assist on the season, which puts her in a tie for eight in program history for assists in a season. She is also second in the PSAC in assists.
KU found itself down 1-0 in the 22nd minute, but any lingering setback from the heartbreaking loss to ESU days earlier didn’t show.
The Maroon and Gold stormed back in the second half, creating chances, outshooting the Saints 4-2 and holding a 3-2 corners advantage.
In the 56th minute, Kutztown got its break through.
Sophomore Rose Moore (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville Area) was positioned at the corner of the cage and tapped in a shot off a perfect, low pass from Beaty. It was Moore’s second goal on the year.
Senior goalie Chardonnay Hope (New Castle, Del./William Penn), who was named the PSAC Field Hockey Co-Athlete of the Week by the league office earlier in the week, finished the day with three saves.
Madison Stewart (New Castle, Del./William Penn), Jenna Foltz(Mountville, Pa./Hempfield), Madison Wampler (York, Pa./West York Area), Julia Cummiskey (Warrington, Pa./Archbishop Wood), Courtney Konowal (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh), Hope, Beaty and Morgan Aldinger (Pennsburg, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) all played in their final home games as Golden Bears.