Phoenix Field Hockey Defeats Wells 4-3 in Overtime

The Wilson’s College field hockey team won in overtime against NEAC opponent Wells College Oct. 21 on their home field.

The Phoenix made an incredible comeback and clenched their overtime win of 4-3 with a goal scored by Michaela Singer ‘21.

Wilson Phoenix Field Hockey team poses for team photograph.
Photo by Elen Harutyunyan

Starting off, the Phoenix had trouble keeping the ball in their circle. They were only able to produce two shots in the first half compared to the six shots taken by Wells. The Phoenix also had five penalty corners. At the end of the first half, the Express the advantage over the Phoenix with a score of 3-0.

By the second half, the mentality of the Phoenix had changed. Within 10 minutes of the first half, the Phoenix finally made it on the board with a goal by Kailey Mixell ‘20 that was crossed over the cage by Tiffany Cobb ‘19.

Seven minutes after the first goal, the Phoenix were brought into their own circle once again and scored with a goal by Miranda Long ‘18 who got the shot off a rebound from the left post. The Phoenix ended the half with another goal when Long ‘18 scored on fast break brought down the field by Singer ‘21.

The Express offense was held down during the second half and was not able to get a single shot off. At the end of the second half, the score was tied at 3-3.

“I am really proud of my whole team for not giving up after the score was 0-3 at half time. That to me meant the most and showed that we are really capable of tackling any team under any circumstances,” Long ‘18 commented.

Both teams went into overtime wanting to come out with the win. Although the Express outshot the Phoenix 4-1, the Phoenix were able to score on a pass on the left from Long ‘18 to Singer ‘21.

“My favorite part of the game was when Michaela scored the winning goal in overtime. The whole team was so excited and came together to celebrate as a family. This win is what we have been wanting for so long and we were finally able to achieve it,” senior goalkeeper Kayla Butts said.

After clenching a NEAC conference win today, Wilson College made it to the NEAC Championship versus Keuka College on Oct. 28 in Keuka Park, New York.

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