LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell field hockey team celebrated Senior Day with its second win of the weekend on Sunday afternoon, defeating Lock Haven 1-0 in double overtime in a non-conference game at Graham Field. Sophomore Katie Mannino scored the game-winning goal with an assist from freshman Marisa Morakis with 3:01 left in the second overtime period.
“Lock Haven is such a strong team. They are athletic and fast, so we feel very fortunate to get this win,” said Bucknell head coach Jeremy Cook. “Our team worked really hard and was able to get the job done.”
Junior Emily Finn recorded her second consecutive shutout and her fifth of the season as Bucknell improved to 8-8 overall. All seven seniors – Emma Fitzgerald, Emily Goodloe, Kelsy Kauffman, Amy Mucelli, Estelle Palandjian, Sarah Ross, and Anna Wills – were in the starting lineup for the Bison.
It seemed to be only a matter of time before Bucknell came through with the game-winner, as it controlled play in both overtime periods. In the first extra period, the Bison put five shots on goal, all of which were stopped by Lock Haven goalie Paige Stuppy.
The Bison added two more shots on goal in the second overtime before finally beating Stuppy. Morakis brought the ball into the circle from the right side before delivering a pass to Mannino right in front of the cage. Mannino did her part for her second goal of the season, helping the Bison avoid going to a shootout for the second time in four games.
Lock Haven was short-handed at the time of the goal after receiving a green card. Thirty seconds remained on the penalty.
Both Finn and Stuppy had some highlight-reel saves in the final 10 minutes of regulation to keep the game scoreless. Finn stopped all five shots she faced in the game, including one in extra time, while Stuppy saved 12 of the 13 shots against her. Finn’s five shutouts this season rank seventh in program history. Three have come in the past four games.
Bucknell now turns its attention to its regular season finale at Colgate on Saturday at 11 a.m. The Bison have to win if they want to make the Patriot League Tournament for a ninth consecutive season. The Raiders are 1-15 overall and 0-5 in the league after a 5-1 loss to No. 19 American on Saturday.