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Wellesley Field Hockey Falls to Husson in 2OT, 2-1

Wellesley is now 1-1 overall (Frank Poulin)
Wellesley is now 1-1 overall (Frank Poulin)

BANGOR, Maine – Husson University first year Maddie Perkins (Winthrop, Maine) scored 29 seconds into the second overtime period to lift the host Eagles to a 2-1 overtime victory over Wellesley College field hockey in non-conference action on Saturday evening at the Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex. 

Wellesley (1-1 overall) opened a two-game trip to Maine with its first loss of the season. Huson (1-1 overall) picked-up its first win over the Blue since the 2017 season. 

The teams were locked in a scoreless tie until the fourth quarter. Husson opened the contest with an 8-3 advantage in shots in the first half, only to see Wellesley return after the half and earn a 4-1 advantage in shots in the third quarter. The Blue eventually broke the scoreless tie in the fourth, converting on a penalty corner at 46:04 when Rose Weseley (New York, N.Y.) finished directly off the insert from River Schiff (Potomac, Md.). The goal was Weseley's second in as many games to start the season. 

Wellesley's lead was short lived as Perkins tied the game for Husson at 49:42 with an unassisted effort. Perkins paced the attack throughout the contest for the Eagles, finishing with a game-high four shot attempts. Following a scoreless first overtime, it was Perkins who was the hero in the second extra session, as her second goal of the game sent the home fans home happy. 

Blue goalkeeper Kyra Deehr-Lewis (Newtown, Pa.) made four saves to drop to 1-1 on the season. Husson senior Kimmie Goddard (Westbrook, Maine) turned back a pair of shots to earn the win (1-1). Husson finished the game with a 13-9 advantage in shots on goal.

The Blue will now head to Standish, Maine to take on Saint Joseph's (Me.) on Monday afternoon at 1:00 PM. Husson will host Wheaton (Mass.) in its next contest on Sunday at noon.