Fontaine tough but field hockey falls in OT

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 18, 2010
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Liz Fontaine

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Despite a spectacular day from Colby College goaltender Liz Fontaine (Wilbraham, Mass.), Morgan McCauley's (Rye, N.Y.) 16th shot of the game found the back of the cage as Wesleyan University fought back for a 2-1 overtime victory over the Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.

Wesleyan and Colby have played six straight one-goal games, with five of the contests going to overtime. The teams are deadlocked with 3-3 records during that time.

Colby (1-2 overall, 0-2 NESCAC) went ahead with 3:40 left in regulation when Heather Quadir (Medfield, Mass.) took a feed in front of the net from Meryl Poulin (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and ripped a shot past Wesleyan goaltender Tori Redding (Branford, Conn.).

The Cardinals (3-0, 2-0) did not give up and McCauley tied the game with just 51 seconds left on a ball from Taryn Murray (Hudson, Ohio) that was deflected up in the air and over the head of Fontaine, who was coming out of the cage at the time.

Wesleyan had a 9-1 advantage in shots in the seven-on-seven overtime session, but Fontaine stopped six shots in the extra period before McCauley got loose in front off a pass from Liz Chabot (Rye, N.Y.) and scored. McCauley had five of her 16 shots in overtime.

Fontaine was the difference for much of the game for Colby. She made numerous sprawling saves to keep the game scoreless. She finished with 17 saves as the Cardinals had a 34-15 shot advantage and a 21-6 margin in penalty corners.

Redding added six stops for Wesleyan.

Wesleyan 2, Colby 1, OT

Wesleyan            0#1#1---2

Colby                     0#1#0---1


2nd half

C: Heather Quadir (Meryl Poulin, 66:20

W: Morgan McCauley (Taryn Murray), 69:09


W: Morgan McCauley (Liz Chabot), 76:51

                Shots: Wesleyan 34, Colby 15. Penalty corners: Wesleyan 21, Colby 6. Goalies: Tori Redding (Wesleyan, 76:51, 1 GA, 6 saves); Liz Fontaine (Colby, 76:51, 2 GA, 17 saves).


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