Field Hockey defeats Marywood in OT with goal from Megan Kane

The Wilkes field hockey team defeated Marywood University at Schmidt stadium in an overtime 4-3 victory for their first win of the season and Head Coach Sara Myers’ 100th career win.

Wilkes University’s Ali Dunn scored a goal at 4:18, assisted by Zoe Stepanski to take an early 1-0 lead. Marissa Surdy followed with a goal just before the first half ended on an assist from Megan Kane at 33:28.

Marywood finally turned the corner in the second half. Jenna Dickey was assisted by Gwyneth Gleason for an early second half goal. Shortly after, Marywood’s Karly Kaminsky tied the game at 49:53.

The Lady Colonels briefly took the lead with another goal by Surdy assisted by Haley Gayoski, but only five minutes later, Lindsey Gladden from Marywood scored a goal at 61:20 from Meredith Yozwiak to send the game into overtime.

To end the game, Kane scored the game-ending goal from Dunn at 79:18.

“We have the mentality that we want to score on every single corner. Haley Gayoski shot the ball, I lifted it to Marissa Surdy and she found the back of the net,” said junior Kane. “It was so exiting to score the game winning goal. It was a great pass from freshman Ali Dunn, and it was so exciting when the whole team came out to celebrate our first win on our home field.”

The Wilkes field hockey team lost their first two games at the Connie Harnum Classic against Susquehanna University and Ithaca College. Wilkes defeated Marywood for their first win and then dropped the game against Arcadia University, which leaves Wilkes University (1-3).

Wilkes University will play their next three games at home. On Sept. 13, Wilkes will face Keystone College. On Sept. 16, Wilkes will face Alvernia University and on Sept. 19, they will face Moravian College.

Wilkes 4, Marywood 3

Marywood University`0`3`0 —`3

Wilkes University`2`1`1 —`4

First half — 1. WIL, Ali Dunn (Zoe Stepanski), 4:18; 2. WIL, Marissa Surdy (Megan Kane). Second half — 3. MAR, Jenna Dickey (Gwyneth Gleason), 35:49; 4. MAR, Karly Kaminsky, 49:53; 5. WIL, Surdy (Haley Gayoski), 55:33; 6. MAR, Lindsey Gladden (Meredith Yozwiak), 61:20; 7. WIL, Kane (Dunn), 79:18.

Shots — MAR 14; WIL 16. Saves — MAR 9 (Kerri Mountz); WIL 7 (Dallas Kendra). Penalty Corners — MAR 9; WIL 4.