Field Hockey drops double-overtime heartbreaker against St. Louis
For the x time this season, Central Michigan field hockey needed overtime.
Early in the second overtime Saint Louis junior midfielder Demi Sahuleka slipped the ball into the back of the Chippewas net to end the long battle 3-2 on Sunday.
CMU is 3-12 overall and have dropped its last five games. Saint Louis is now 3-13.
How It Happened
CMU sophomore forward Kate Biglin came out firing in the first half, being the first to score in the game with an assist from freshman forward Kaitlyn Bowker. The Billkens couldn't respond quick enough to the firing Chippewas as Bowker rebounded off the post and shot into the goal past senior goalkeeper Sasha Sander to put the Chippewas up 2-0 to end the first half.
Coming back from halftime Saint Louis freshman forward Lotte Teunissen put the pressure on by working around the Chippewas sophomore goalkeeper Katie Maxim and shooting the ball in the back of the net, making the score 2-1.
The Billikens wasted no time in the fourth quarter with senior midfielder Jordan BeSore scoring the tying goal. With multiple no good shots from both teams and the clock ticking, the game was sent into overtime.
The Chippewas outshot the Billikens in overtime, but it wasn't enough to make it into the goal, sending the game into double-overtime. Each team came into double overtime with a purpose to end the game on top as they forced multiple scoring opportunities. Sahuleka looked for the back of the net off a penalty corner and drove the ball past Maxim scoring the winning goal for Saint Louis.
Maxim had seven saves while Sanders had four saves. Biglin had the most shots of the game, ending the day with seven. Teunissen was not far behind for the Billkens with six shots.
CMU had 13 shots and 7 saves while St. Louis had 19 shots and four saves.
The Chippewas are back at home for their final two home games at 12 p.m. on Friday and Saturday against Appalachian State.