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Controversial Game Winner Pins Loss on Knights’ Conference Record

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2008 at 1:23 am

An Albright College free hit that was ruled a goal off of a deflection sparked the Lions 2-1 come from behind win over host Arcadia University in Commonwealth Conference field hockey Wednesday afternoon in Glenside.  The Knights, who remain winless in conference play, opened the scoring in the first half, only to have Albright tie it up with under minute remaining before the controversial goal in the 43rd minute of play.  Arcadia falls to 5-13 overall (0-3 CC), while the Lions of Albright pick up their first Commonwealth win of the year (1-3), improving to 4-12 overall.

Senior Kristin Conrad sparked Arcadia’s first goal, feeding sophomore Caroline Champi for the score and the Arcadia 1-0 lead.  The Knights, who outshot the Lions 9-4 in the opening half, had some other fine looks, but Albright converted on the next goal to tie it up at 1-1 at 33:53, scored by Michelle Pomante from Kimberly Hummel.

The Lions would go on to outshoot the Knights in the second half 12-7, but not before a free hit that would turn out to be the game changer.  Gia Boscola stepped up for the free hit, which made it’s way past Arcadia keeper Brittany Rasmussen and in.  Albright’s Beth Moran was credited with the deflection and the eventual game winner.

Albright held the slight advantage in corners 7-6 and shots wound up even at 16 apeice.  Rasmussen was solid in goal, making 10 stops through regulation.

The Knights travel to Widener next Tuesday and then Lebanon Valley on Nov. 1 for their final two Commonwealth and regular season matchups for 2008.

All Knights’ Athletics articles courtesy of Arcadia University Athletics, photos courtesy of University
Photographer Josh Blustein

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