Phoenix Gain Upper Hand During Stroke-Off

Phoenix Gain Upper Hand During Stroke-Off

Goals by Spadanuta, Skojec Put Gophers Ahead

Sept. 12, 2007

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Both goals Goucher scored in today's game against Wilson gave the Gophers a lead, but each time the Phoenix responded with goals that created tie scores. Once the 2-2 deadlock held up through a pair of 15-minute overtime periods, the two teams were forced into a stroke-off.

In the stroke-off, the Phoenix turned each of their first three attempts into goals and that earned them a 3-2 victory over head coach Warren Prestwich's Gophers.

Lindsey Frost (Columbia, MD/Hammond) picked up an assist on a goal by Sara Spadanuta (Hackettstown, NJ/Warren Hills) that provided Goucher (0-4) with a 1-0 lead just 11:20 into the contest.

It wasn't until the opening moments of the second half that the Phoenix (4-1) pulled even on a goal by Amy Newmater. The two teams traded goals - Katie Skojec (Columbia, MD/Hammond) finding the mark for Goucher and Newmaster notching her second goal of the game for Wilson - during a span of less than a minute, generating a 2-2 tie.

Both teams got off four shots during the two extra sessions, but neither was able to resolve the outcome. In fact, goalie Aline Haddad (Bangor, PA/Bangor) made three of her 10 saves in overtime.

Kim Crowell, Sam Valentine and Meagan Harp were successful on their attempts for Wilson during the stroke-off.