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No. 10 Field Hockey Sneaks Past Plymouth State, 3-2, In Overtime

Springfield 3, Plymouth State 2, OT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 13, 2003 – Springfield College junior back Kim Stevens (North Knox, Maine) scored off a penalty corner 2:56 into the first overtime period to give the Pride a 3-2 win over Plymouth State University this afternoon at Benedum Field.

Plymouth State freshman forward Melanie Bates (Derry, N.H.) opened the scoring with a goal a mere 2:32 into the game. SC junior midfielder Lydia Grant (Granby, Conn.) tied the game when she netted a goal with 10:17 left in the opening frame.

The Pride got on the board first in the second half when junior midfielder Jen Durgin (Gorham, Maine) scored her first goal of the season with 31:57 left. The Panthers knotted the score 2-2 when freshman midfielder Shannon Santamaria (Northfield, N.H.) scored off a pass from sophomore forward Lilly Silva (Lowell, Mass.) with 8:44 remaining in the game.

Stevens’ goal was assisted by Durgin and senior back Maylese Leyva (Harwich, Mass.).

The Pride improve to 3-1 on the season while the Panthers move to 0-2 on the fall.
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