SALEM, Va. — In a neutral-site game at Roanoke College, sophomore defender Caroline Andress (Charlotte, N.C./Episcopal) scored a game-winning sudden-victory goal in overtime to push the Washington and Lee field hockey team past Kean, 2-1.
The goal came 8:38 into the overtime period off an assist from first-year forward Sydney Tomaso (St. Louis, Mo./Villa Duchesne), and ended the Generals' (2-3) two-game losing streak. It was the first collegiate goal for Andress and the first assist and point of Tomaso's collegiate career. The loss dropped the Cougars to 3-4 and marked their second-straight overtime loss.
Andress would not have had the opportunity to give W&L the victory if it wasn't for sophomore forward Candice Stefanic (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga). Stefanic scored with 10 seconds remaining in the second half to tie the contest and force overtime. Stefanic was assisted by junior forward Taylor Zusi (Summit, N.J./Kent Place). It marked Stefanic's second goal of the season and Zusi's first assist.
Kean scored its only goal 14 minutes into the second half. Junior midfielder Korri Thompson recorded the tally off a rebound to give the Cougars their only lead.
First-year goalkeeper Megan Axelrod (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver School) played in her first collegiate game for W&L, making 10 saves. First-year goalkeeper Katie DiCarlo made 10 saves for Kean to hold Washington and Lee scoreless through most of the game.
The Generals return home on Tuesday, September 18, when they host Mary Washington at 6:00 pm.
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