Oct. 13, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 14 University of Louisville field hockey team fell to 2-1 to Brown in overtime Sunday afternoon at Brown's Goldberger Family Field.
Louisville (10-4) got on the scoreboard early when senior Erin Schneidtmiller connected on a feed from junior Becca Maddock. Schneidtmiller's seventh goal of the season gave the Cards a 1-0 lead at the 6:27 mark in the game.
The Cardinals had another opportunity to score in the 17th minute of the game when senior Kelsey Rosenmeier shot got past Brown goalkeeper Shannon McSweeney, but the Bears' Kelsey Grossman was there to pick up a defensive save.
Brown (5-6) answered with less than five minutes remaining in the first half when Torie Stearns deflected Alexis Miller's penalty corner shot to tie the game.
UofL continued its attack, earning a corner and firing off two shots in the closing minutes of the first half, but McSweeney stopped both attempts. The teams entered the break knotted at 1-1 despite the Cards' outshooting the Bears 11-3 and holding a 6-2 advantage in corners.
The game remained tied throughout the second half with Louisville outshooting Brown by a margin of 12-4 and holding a 6-4 edge in corners. The Cards had a final chance to score in regulation when they were awarded a corner as time expired. Sophomore Elisa Garcia's shot sailed wide to send the game into overtime.
With the score still knotted at 1-1, the teams entered a 15 minute sudden-victory 7 v 7 overtime period. Louisville immediately attacked with a shot by junior Alyssa Voelmle, but it was stopped by McSweeney. The Cardinals drew a corner in the third minute of the extra period, but Voelmle's shot went wide.
The Bears answered with a penalty corner of their own. The initial shot was blocked, but Katarina Angus collected it and found the back of the cage for the gamewinner at the 4:30 mark in overtime.
In the game, Louisville outshot Brown 26-8 and held a 13-7 advantage in corners. Sophomore Sydney King (10-4) had two saves in the game while McSweeney had 10 stops for the Bears. After entering the weekend on a six-game win streak, the Cards have now lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.
UofL (10-4, 3-1 BIG EAST) is back in action on Saturday, Oct. 19 when Rutgers visits Trager Stadium for a BIG EAST Conference matchup at 12 p.m. The Cards will play host to Northwestern on Sunday Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.
Recap written in conjunction with Brown University Athletic Communications.