Field hockey earns first DI win in overtime, 4-3

Strickulis scored the first two goals of his college career, including the overtime winner. (PHOTO BY Brian Foley Photography)

Strickulis and Hickey score two goals apiece as Skyhawks beat Lindenwood

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Missouri (September 11, 2022) – Stonehill College made history today by claiming the first NCAA Division I win in program history with a 4-3 overtime triumph over Lindenwood University, also in its freshman year. Division II transition, during a non-conference field hockey game at SportPort. International.

Strong points

  • Junior All American Raegan Hickey and freshman Makayla Strickulis each scored a pair of goals to lead Stonehill forward, with Strickulis’ second of the day deciding the game in extra time.
  • Second year mia simpson scored a pair of goals to lead Lindenwood, while postgrad Pauline Terwindt added a marker for Lions.
  • Second year Shannon Conte recorded his first collegiate win in goal for Stonehill, finishing with five saves to preserve the win.
  • Second year Lea Brozovitch made 14 saves in the Lindenwood cage to keep the Lions in the game.

How did it happen

  • Strickulis, who scored the first two goals of his college career, provided the game winner with 1:47 remaining in overtime, giving the Skyhawks their first NCAA Division I victory, as well as the team’s first career win. first-year head coach. Danielle Aviani.
  • Stonehill struck first in the game with Hickey’s first goal of the season just 2:06 from the start of the game.
  • However, Lindenwood responded right away with Simpson’s first of the day less than four minutes later.
  • Strickulis regained the lead for Stonehill just nine seconds before the end of the first quarter, scoring the first goal of his college career.
  • Lindenwood scored single goals in the second and third quarters to take the lead. Simpson’s second of the day tied the game for the second time 4:01 into the second, while Terwindt gave the Lions a lead 5:56 into the second half.

  • Hickey also added a pair of goals for the Skyhawks, his first two of the season (PHOTO BY Brian Foley Photography)

    Hickey’s second of the day six minutes later tied the game and after neither team could convert in the fourth quarter, the game headed to overtime.

  • Brozovich made six of his 14 saves in the first quarter, while adding four each in the third and fourth, conceding only once in the second half.


Stonehill (1-3, 0-0 NEC) returns to action on the East Coast on Friday, visiting Bryant University for a non-conference game at 4:30 p.m. Please note the time change for this contest from an earlier schedule of 6:00 p.m. The Skyhawks’ home opener is scheduled for Friday, October 7 against former Northeast Conference rival Merrimack-10 College, in a Northeast Conference clash at WB Mason Stadium at 3 p.m. Lindenwood (1-2) is back in action on Friday when he visits Saint Thomas Aquinas College in New York at 4 p.m.

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