Oct. 17, 2004
HAMILTON, N.Y.--Melissa McGow scored the game-winning goal 1:45 into overtime to lead the Providence College field hockey team to a 4-3 non-conference win over Colgate University Sunday afternoon at Tyler's field.
With the loss, Colgate drops to 10-5 overall while the Friars improve to 8-9.
McGow scored the game winner on a penalty corner. Kari Lary sent her the ball and McGow stopped it herself and then sent a shot past Colgate goalkeeper Jacque DeMarco (Hudson, Ohio).
With 1:07 left in the game, McGow tied the game at three and sent it into overtime.
Colgate took a 3-2 lead in the 53rd minute when senior tri-captain Ashley Schneider (Linfield, Pa.) scored on a scramle in front of the net. Junior Sarah McCarthy (Harrisville, R.I.) assisted on the goal.
The Raiders knotted the game at two in the 48th minute after McCarthy converted on a penalty corner. Senior tri-captains Courtney Collins (Yorktown, N.Y.) and Kath Shelley (Grand Rapids, Ohio) assisted on the goal. Shelley's assist was her 10th of the season, which sets a new single season record.
A goal by Lauren Sickel in the 33rd minute gave the Friars a 2-1 lead.
Colgate evened the game at one in the 31st minute on Schneider's first goal of the game after Providence's Amy Phillips opened the game with a goal in the 24th minute.
DeMarco finished with nine saves while her counterpart Meredith Jones also stopped nine shots.
The Raiders are back in action on Saturday, Oct. 23 with a home game against American University at 11 a.m. at Tyler's Field.