Olivia’s Finest Auer! – Junior Scores Golden Goal In Shorewomen’s 3-2 Overtime Win Over Red Devils

Olivia’s Finest Auer! – Junior Scores Golden Goal In Shorewomen’s 3-2 Overtime Win Over Red Devils

Steele and Ingersoll Also Score For Washington as Team is 5-1 in Centennial Play For The First Time Since 2011

CARLISLE, Pa. – Junior midfielder Olivia Auer (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air) scored the game-winning goal with 4:43 left in first overtime session to give visiting Washington College a 3-2 win over host Dickinson in a Centennial Conference field hockey game on midday Saturday at Biddle Field.  The Shorewomen (7-5) are 5-1 in Centennial play for the first time since 2011.

Washington College 3 Dickinson 2 (OT)

How It Happened
- In overtime, Dickinson's Chelsea Kramer had a one-on-one with Washington goalie Morgan Domanico at the 3:57 mark, but Domanico stopped her shot.
- Just under two minutes later Kramer had another chance in another one-on-one, but once again was denied by Domanico.
- After Dickinson's Freddie Bancroft turned away three Washington shots in the three minutes prior to the winner, the Shorewomen thwarted a Red Devils' clearing attempt.  The ball came into the circle from the right side as Michaela Conners found Auer in the middle of the circle and her shot from about eight yards out found the back of the goal on the left side to give the Shorewomen the walk-off score.
- Dickinson broke onto the scoreboard with 6:21 left in the first half when Kayla Bendinelli finished off a pass from Alex Bonser
- The Shorewomen's last chance in the first half to tie it came with 56 seconds left on an Auer shot that went wide right.
- Washington leveled the game at 1-1 on a Grace Steele blast 4:51 into the second half from the left side of the circle. 
- The Shorewomen took their first lead of the game with 25:37 remaining in the contest on a Clare Ingersoll tally.  Ingersoll took her scoring shot from the right side about six yards out.
- Dickinson tied the game with 15:47 remaining when Kramer's shot bounced off of Domanico and into the cage. 
- Shorewomen defender Katie Arnold preserved the tie with 9:28 left when she tallied a defensive save on a show by Dickinson's Amber Day.
- The Red Devils' Danielle Schwab had the last shot of regulation with 2:01 remaining, but her shot was turned away by Domanico.

For The Shorewomen (7-5, 5-1 CC)
- Scorer: Auer (1 goal), Ingersoll (1 goal), Steele (1 goal), Conners (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Domanico (8 saves, 2 goals allowed, 80:43)
- Arnold (1 defensive save)
- Washington had 13 shots and seven penalty corners in the contest.

For Dickinson (6-5, 2-4 CC)
- Scorers: Bendinelli (1 goal), Kramer (1 goal), Ronser (1 assist)
- Goalkeeper: Bancroft (5 saves, 3 goals allowed, 80:43)
- The Red Devils had 16 shots and seven penalty corners in the game.

- It was Washington's first win over Dickinson since a 2-1 win in 2014 and the squad's first victory at Dickinson in six years when the Shorewomen won 5-2.
- Washington opened 5-1 in conference play to start the season.
- Steele has now scored in three straight games as she has found the back of the cage four times in that span.
- Anne Kietzman, the head coach of the Shorewomen, served as a coach for Dickinson in 2015-16.  She was an assistant coach during the playing season and was the interim head coach for the squad's non-traditional season.

Up Next
10/11 @ Haverford - 7:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
- A win by Washington and a victory by Ursinus over Muhlenberg will punch a ticket to the 2017 Centennial Conference Tournament for the Shorewomen.