#3 CNU Edges Field Hockey in Overtime

#3 CNU Edges Field Hockey in Overtime

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Wesley College's field hockey team jumped out ahead of No. 3 Christopher Newport but wound up falling in double overtime, 2-1, to the Captains in the Semifinals of the Capital Athletic Conference Playoffs on Wednesday night. The Wolverines finish the season at 9-11 overall while CNU remains undefeated at 19-0.

Midway through the first half, Renee Schneider put Wesley on top with a goal at 26:32.  Assisting on the play was Madison Leone, who's star-studded career comes to a close ranked second on the school's all-time list in goals (71), assists (30) and points (172).

The Wolverines only managed to lead for 11 seconds as the Captains' Belle Tunstall tied the score with an unassisted tally at 26:43. Neither team could find the back of the cage for the final eight-plus minutes of the period and went into intermission tied at one.

Christopher Newport outshot Wesley, 5-0, in the second half, but Sarah Daniels stymied the Captains, sending the game into overtime.

Forcing Christopher Newport into its first overtime game of the season, Daniels made six saves in the first 15-minute overtime period, but the Captains first shot of the second overtime, also off the stick of Tunstall, found the back of the cage for the victory.

Daniels finished the game with 11 saves, ending the season with 143 stops on the year. Daniels' 143 saves were the most for a Wesley goalkeeper since 2009 when Sarah Johnson made 155 stops.