Wesley Wins in Double Overtime

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DOVER, Del. - Wesley College's Brooke Tadlock (Middletown, Del./Middletown) scored on a breakaway in the 95th minute of play to lift the Wolverines to a 3-2 win over Mary Washington in CAC field hockey action.

The win kept Wesley unbeaten in 2009 at 7-0 (2-0 CAC), the best start in school history.  Mary Washington (5-2, 2-1 CAC) had its five-match win streak snapped. 

The Eagles led 2-0 in the game. A goal by Florence George with just 32 seconds left in the half gave Mary Washington a 1-0 advantage at the intermission.  George then assisted on the second goal, by Emma Jones at 36:53.  Jackie Tait also assisted on the goal to give the Eagles two goal cushion.

Wesley scored its first goal just three minutes later.  Tadlock took a shot on cage deflected by Eagle keeper Chrissy BowdrenErin Bailey (Rehoboth Beach, Del./Cape Henlopen) was waiting on the opposite side of the cage to knock in her first goal of the game.

It was Bailey again who tied the game at 63:18 with an assist from Nicole Hill (Pocomoke, Md./Holly Grove).  Both teams had chances down the stretch, but to no avail as the contest went into overtime and then a second extra period.

In the second overtime, Tadlock got the ball and came down the left side, shooting across into the right center of the goal for the game-winner.

Both goalkeepers were tested in the game.  Bowdren made 20 saves, while Wesley's Sarah Johnson (Honeybrook, Pa./Twin Valley) had 11. 

The Wolverines attempted 26 corners in the game, compared to 13 for the Eagles.

Wesley is back in action on September 27 at Lynchburg College.