LOCK HAVEN, PA. – Freshman Leah Fogelsanger scored the game-winner with 15 seconds left in regulation to give Bucknell a 2-1 victory over Lock Haven on Sunday at Charlotte E. Smith Field. The Bison have won five of their past six games to improve to 8-8 overall.
Fogelsanger’s second goal of the year and her first career game-winner came after a scramble in front of the cage. She found the loose ball and scored to help the Bison avoid overtime with 15 seconds to spare. It gave Bucknell its third one-goal win of the season and the second in as many games.
Bucknell’s win over Lock Haven on Sunday was nearly a mirror image of its 2-1 league win over Holy Cross on Saturday. In both games, the Bison scored in the opening minutes, saw the opponent tie the game, and then scored the game-winner in the closing minutes.
Junior Nicole Rupnik got the Bison on the board early, giving her team a 1-0 lead with her second goal of the season just 3:39 into the game. The early score came after Rupnik deflected in a shot by junior Lexi Quick, who now has six assists on the season.
Lock Haven tied the game six minutes later on Kayla Brathwaite’s first goal of the season. The score would remain tied until Fogelsanger’s clutch play late in the game.
It was only a matter of time before Bucknell registered the game-winner. After an evenly played first half, the Bison dominated play in the second half, including a 6-0 advantage in penalty corners and a 9-2 lead in shots.
Senior Emily Finn was solid in goal again, stopping four of the five shots she faced. She recorded two saves in each half.
The Bison have two games remaining in the regular season before turning their attention to the Patriot League Tournament. They will play at Boston University on Saturday, and at Yale on Sunday.