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Field Hockey Wins Double-Overtime Thriller in First Round

Vicky Arthur netted the game-winner against Northeastern on Saturday.

Nov. 10, 2012

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STORRS, Conn.- The No. 4 Huskies (19-2) hosted a thrilling double-overtime contest on Saturday afternoon in Storrs as Connecticut defeated No. 16 Northeastern 2-1. UConn is now 5-5 in NCAA tournament overtime matches and is the only team in NCAA Field Hockey to play 10 overtime games in NCAA tournament action.

UConn, making its 24th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, dominated time of possession outshooting Northeastern 30-7 and taking 14 corners in comparison to NU's five.

Husky goalie Sarah Mansfield was awarded the win after registering three saves on the afternoon, while Northeastern keeper Lizzie Priest made an impressive 13 saves.

Connecticut will now take on No. 6 Maryland on Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m. in Storrs with a berth in the NCAA Final Four on the line. Maryland defeated No. 13 Lafayette, 2-0, on Saturday.

Northeastern, who ended the season with a 14-7 mark, scored an early goal with Deirdre Duke scoring at 19:42 on a pass from Nicky Graham to give her team a 1-0 edge.

Connecticut's second leading scorer Louisa Boddy evened the game at 1-1 at 60:07 from the top of the circle off of a corner. Vicky Arthur and Chrissy Davidson were each credited with an assist.

The game-winner came at 90:01 from Arthur who found the back of the net off of a rebound to set the final score at 2-1.