Hamilton’s goal in overtime lifts Maine field hockey team past Providence

Posted Aug. 28, 2012, at 8:31 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — Annabelle Hamilton was able to capitalize on a Maine penalty corner, finding the back of the cage 7:16 into overtime to propel the Black Bears to a 3-2 field hockey victory over Providence College on Tuesday.

Jessica Skillings and Holly Stewart also scored for Maine, now 1-2.

Skillings began the scoring 5:11 into the contest as she tallied her second goal of the season off an assist from Stewart.

Providence tied things up at the 19:51 mark when Brittany Ross dribbled the ball into the circle and snuck a shot past Maine goalkeeper Alicia Frisch on the near post.

The Black Bears would regain the lead with 1:02 remaining in the opening half. Skillings’ original shot was kicked to the side by Providence goalkeeper Kathi Weidman. However, Stewart was in perfect position to control the rebound and finish the play with a goal on the left post.

The Friars knotted the score once again late in the second half on a goal by Daniella Bernasconi.

In overtime, Hamilton tallied her first goal of the year. Maine received a penalty corner as Stewart inserted the ball to Zoe Berkey who made a perfect stop at the top of the circle. Hamilton then rocketed a shot into the cage.

Maine outshot Providence 14-9 with Frisch making three saves while Weidman made two for Providence and Deidra Clymer had two.

Maine next plays at 11:30 a.m. Saturday against Central Michigan on the University of Michigan campus.

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