Rider 2 UC Davis 1 (ot)

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Release: September 17, 2012
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Sandra Penas 9th game-winner
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College Field Hockey
Rider University 2  University of California Davis 1  (ot)
Penas/Carthan Honored by the Northeast Conference

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.--Taking care of business and working overtime. 

The Rider University field hockey team extended its winning streak to six games with a come from behind, overtime victory over UC Davis on Monday afternoon in a non-conference game hosted by Hofstra University, the second overtime game in a row for the Broncs.

"We were out-shooting UC Davis by a lot," said head coach Lori Hussong.  "We just weren't cashing in on our opportunities.  Finishing our plays and opportunities is something we are going to have to work on."

Junior Sandra Penas (Barcelona, Spain) scored for the third game in a row, notching her fifth goal of the season, off a pass from senior Jackie Adams (Medford Lakes/Shawnee) 6:19 into the overtime period, with a shot from the top-side left circle.

For Penas, the Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 and NEC Rookie of the Year in 2010, it was the 39th goal of her Bronc career and ninth game-winner.  Penas is ninth on Rider's all-time scoring list with 95 points.

Penas was name NEC Co-Player of the Week prior to the game, for all games September 10-16, after her three-goal week sparked Rider to back to back road wins, at Pennsylvania and an overtime victory at La Salle.

"Sandra was Sandra," said Lori Hussong.  "She created a lot of scoring opportunities and had some excellent corner play.  We needed her to step up when she did and she came through for us again in a pressure situation."

Senior Gabby Burgo (Collingswood) scored on a rebound with just 2:30 left in regulation to tie the game at 1-1.  For Burgo, it was her fourth goal of the season.

"We're so happy that Gabby is playing the best hockey of her career as a senior," said Lori Hussong.  "She is one of our hardest working players and really in the last few games, has been a solid go to player.  She has scored at some crucial times."

The Aggies broke a scoreless tie when Cloey LemMon scored her sixth of the season on a tip-in at the left post with 4:32 left in the opening half.

UC Davis (3-6) led 1-0 at intermission, despite Rider (6-1) holding a 7-2 shots and 5-0 penalty corner advantage.

"We were actually letting UC Davis run all over us a bit in the first 35 minutes," Lori Hussong said.  "We made some adjustments at halftime and played a little tougher by digging down.  We didn't roll over and kept after it.  That's the sign of a good team.  This was a '50-50' game and we showed some character to get the win."

Freshman goalie Alicia Carthan (Bordentown) made two saves to win her fourth game in a row.  Carthan was named the NEC Rookie of the Week for all games September 10-16, after going 2-0 with a 1.04 goals against average with wins at Penn and La Salle.

"Alicia comes to get better every day," said assistant coach Dan Hussong.  "She makes a mistake and immediately wants to know how to correct it.  She has great enthusiasm, a lot of natural ability and she is competitive.  Both goalies, (rookie) Joelle Prettyman (Newark, Del./St. Mark's) and Alicia have worked extremely hard.  That's a nice security blanket to have, knowing you have two very strong goalies."

"The game was intense," Carthan said.  "I made a few mistakes but I was able to work with my defensive unit to correct the mistakes and we used the momentum to get back in the game.  I'm always willing to learn and pay attention to all the things my coaches and teammates are trying to show me."

This is the third week in a row that Rider has had a rookie earn the weekly NEC Honor with freshman Rachel Ippolite (Woolwich Twp./Kingsway Regional) honored September 10 and freshman Allison Muschs (Linkebeek, Belgium/Lycee Emile Jacqmain) recognized on September 4.

Aggie goalie Conley Craven made nine saves as Rider out-shot UC Davis 23-8 and the Broncs held a 16-3 penalty corner advantage.

UC Davis lost at Hofstra 3-2 on Sunday and the Aggies stay on the East Coast to play Siena on Wednesday, also at Hofstra.

Rider is off until Saturday when the Broncs host former Northeast Conference rival Lock Haven on Ben Cohen Field at noon.

"The season is going well," Carthan added.  "As we've been winning more games, we've picked up the intensity and worked better, together as a unit."

-RU-

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