October 19, 2009
Santoli's Overtime Winner Stuns #3 East Stroudsburg
EAST STROUDSBURG, PA -- Sophomore Sam Santoli (Nesconset, NY/Smithtown West HS) scored three minutes into overtime as Catawba upset third-ranked East Stroudsburg 2-1 in field hockey action on Monday afternoon at Whitenight Field. The Catawba Indians, who were coming off an 8-0 loss to #1 Bloomsburg, improve to 4-9. The Warriors fall to 13-6.
The Lady Indians trailed 1-0 at the half, but tied the contest with 15 minutes remaining as freshman Jillian Parisi (Miller Place, NY/Miller Place HS) scored off an assist from Santoli. Catawba fought off five shots and five penalty corners in the final 10 minutes to take the game to overtime, where they played 6-on-7 after Kaitlin Foster (Shoreham, NY/Shoreham-Wading River HS) received a yellow card and was sent off for five minutes with just 50 seconds remaining in regulation.
The Warriors sent a shot just wide in the opening minute of overtime before got two of its three penalty corners in the contest. Santoli got the game-winner 3:04 into extra time as she followed up a shot off the final corner that was initially saved by Maureen Ordnung. The win marked just the second victory for Catawba over ESU in 16 tries. The only other win came in 1998, 1-0 in overtime.
ESU dominated in shots, holding a 39-6 edge, including a 38-3 margin in regulation and a 23-3 edge in penalty corners. Sophomore goalkeeper Bronwen Gainsford (Lewisville, NC/W. Forsyth HS) stopped 21 shots to keep the Warriors off the board the final 50 minutes.
Jessica Frantz had given ESU a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute, taking a pass from Amanda McGuire. The goal stood up until Parisi scored on the Lady Indians lone shot of the second half. Ordnung finished with three saves. Catawba will conclude its season on Saturday, hosting Limestone at 11 a.m.