The Pioneer Field Hockey team suffered a 4-3 triple-overtime shootout loss at the hands of Kutztown University after coming back from a two goal deficit.
The loss dropped 7th-ranked Post’s record to an even 8-8 overall and 1-5 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division play, while boosting fellow PSAC East member Kutztown to 9-6 on the season.
The 5th-ranked Golden Bears started the scoring early in the game when Jenna Gregory hit the back of the net just over six minutes into play. However, Kutztown’s lead was cut short when Pioneers’ freshman Carlee Dragon quickly responded with a goal of her own less than three minutes later. However, the Golden Bears would reclaim the lead going into the half with another score.
With 25 minutes left to play in the second half, Kutztown scored another goal to increase their lead to 3-1. Yet charging back with two goals from senior forward Amanda Nann, Post would again cost the Golden Bears the lead and send the game into overtime.
After two scoreless rounds of overtime, the match would ultimately be decided by a shootout. Kutztown four out of five attempts earned Kutztown the win over the Pioneers who scored two goals in four attempts. Senior goalkeeper Cortney Colern had a solid day notching 26 saves in a game in which the Pioneers were outshot 42-14.
Post field hockey will be back in action looking to end their four-game losing streak this Saturday, November 6th against Indiana University of Pennsylvania at home on Hickox Field.