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Field Hockey Upends Keene State College, 2-1, in Overtime Thriller


SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 6, 2006 – Springfield College junior forward Eileen Jenkins (Gorham, Maine) scored her first goal of the 2006 season in the sixth minute of overtime to lift the Pride over Keene State College this evening in non-conference action at Benedum Field.

Senior midfielder Amanda Rosenbeck started the scoring in this one, netting a shot in the 27th minute of play (26:24) off a feed from classmate Jess Mirisola to give the Owls (1-2) a temporary, 1-0 lead. Keene State would take its 1-0 advantage into the half.

The lead would not last long for the Owls once the second half started, as sophomore Jane Kelleher (Chatham, Mass.) scored her third goal of the season, an unassisted score, in the 39th minute of action (38:38) to tie the score at one apiece. Even though SC out-shot Keene State by a 26-6 margin in the two halves, regulation ended with the score still knotted at one.

As the Pride continued to dominate on its end of the field in the overtime period, SC finally broke through in the 76th overall minute of action (75:36), as Jenkins broke through a scramble in front of the Keene goal to net her first score of the season. With the win, the Pride improves to a perfect 3-0 on the young season.

SC will next travel to Middlebury College for yet another non-conference contest on Tuesday afternoon, September 12th, in a 4:00 p.m. start.

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