PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Bucknell dominated in total shots and penalty corners, but wasn’t able to capitalize on the opportunities in a 3-2 loss in a shootout to Drexel on Sunday. After two scoreless overtimes, the Dragons won the non-conference matchup with a 3-2 edge in the shootout.
Bucknell controlled the tempo, but the score was close throughout. Drexel scored first on a goal by Tess Bernheimer 12:08 into the game. Bucknell needed just 3:10 to respond, tying the game with a goal by freshman Sarah Dimock off an assist from Sally Olson.
The score remained tied at 1-1 at the half, despite Bucknell’s 14-2 advantage in shots and 8-1 lead in penalty corners.
Drexel regained the lead with 13:32 to play in regulation, going up 2-1 on a score by Megan Wiest. The Bison needed a little longer to counter this time, but were able to tie the game again on sophomore Brittany Willwerth’s team-leading sixth goal of the season.
There was plenty of action in the two 15-minute overtime periods. Bucknell had five shots on goal, while Drexel added four.
Poltonavage nearly had the game-winner in the first overtime, but Drexel’s Amy Ferguson made a game-saving defensive save.
Dimock’s goal was the first of her career. She is the 13th different Bucknell player to score this season.
Drexel upped its record to 4-6 with the win, while Bucknell dropped to 3-7.
The Bison have an important league matchup at home against Lehigh on Friday. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m.