Field Hockey Edged On Penalty Strokes

AURORA — Florence Weinberg’s penalty stroke goal lifted Wells College to a 2-1 overtime win over SUNY New Paltz in an otherwise lopsided field hockey match on Saturday afternoon.

Weinberg had the decisive score for the Express, which bested New Paltz 3-1 on penalty strokes after two scoreless overtime periods – though the winning goal is statistically awarded to the team and not any one individual.

Former Kingston High field hockey standout Kelly Anderson forced overtime for New Paltz (0-10) with her goal off an assist from Carey Stelmack with 30:50 remaining in regulation. Jennifer Watts had put Wells on the scoreboard just 2:10 into the contest.

For the match, the Hawks outshot Wells, 50-6, and held a 20-3 advantage on penalty corners. Express goalkeeper Jessica Taylor made 40 saves in 100 minutes of work, while Liz Clarke made three saves for New Paltz.

The Hawks return home to face Manhattanville at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Kingston’s Dietz Stadium.


Wells 2*, New Paltz 1

*Wells gets decisive (team) goal for their 3-1 edge on penalty strokes after two scoreless overtimes.

First Half: W – Jennifer Watts (–) 2:10.

Second Half: NP – Kelly Anderson (Carey Stelmack) 39:10.

First Overtime: No scoring.

Second Overtime: No scoring.

Shots on Goal: NP 50, W 6.

Penalty Corners: NP 20, W 3.

Goalie Saves: NP (Liz Clarke) 3, W (Jessica Taylor) 40.

Team Records: New Paltz 0-10.