Springfield, Mass. - October, 2, 2013 - After trailing for most of the game, the Springfield College field hockey team scored a late goal to force overtime on Wednesday in a non-conference match up with Williams.
The Pride fell 2-1 after Williams tallied a goal early in the overtime period.
Springfield got on the board in the 63rd minute of regulation to tie it up at a goal apiece. The Pride converted off a corner penalty. Olivia Cabral (Sayville, N.Y.) took a shot that deflected off the Williams goalkeeper, and Taylor Friedman (Lebanon, N.Y.) came in for the finish, tapping it in on the left post to send the game into overtime.
The Ephs didn't need much time after regulation, though, scoring the game-winning goal just 1:58 into overtime.
Williams got a breakaway, led by Katie Jolin (Guilford, Conn.) who passed to Cary Hairfield (Richmond, Va.). Hairfield's shot deflected and Emily Jablonski (Madison, Conn.) netted the game-winner on a shot that soared into the upper left corner of the goal.
Springfield falls to 1-7 with the loss and Williams improves to 3-5.
Williams' lone goal in regulation came in the 14th minute on a goal by Annie VanWagenen (Rye, N.Y.). After a couple quick shots by the Ephs, VanWagenen tallied the score off a rebound, giving Williams an early 1-0 lead. It was her second goal of the season.
Springfield goalie Juliana Barrasso (Bayport, N.Y.) had several big saves in the game, including a nice kick save before VanWagenen's goal.
With 7:41 left in the first half, Williams had an opportunity to make it a two-goal game, but the Springfield defense came up big. Barrasso made a diving bid in goal and senior MK Murray (Killingworth, Conn.) was there for a huge save on a rebounded shot to keep it a one goal game.
Springfield controlled possession in the second half and had the 9-8 edge in corners, six in the second half.
Barasso had 11 saves in goal for the Pride. Ariana Spiliotes (Bethesda, Md.) had six saves for Williams.
Springfield will take on conference foe Wheaton, Saturday at 1 p.m. on the road. Williams won't play again until Saturday, October 12, traveling to Wesleyan for a noon start.