Kent field hockey tops Ball State in overtime

Updated 10/17/1999
KENT, Ohio (October 16) -- In a game full of close calls and dramatic saves, Inge Corten's (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) goal with 3:59 left in overtime propelled Kent (12-5, 5-2 MAC) past Ball State (11-5, 5-2 MAC) 2-1 in overtime.

Three minutes into the game, Maggie Downey (St. Louis, Mo./St. Joseph's Academy) scored off an assist from Helen Jerdan (Glasgow, Scotland/Craigholm School) to give Kent a 1-0 advantage. Sally Northcroft scored off a corner from Kerri Schoultz and Jocelyn Teall with 1:06 left in the first half to even the game at 1-1. After 42 minutes of scoreless play, Corten delivered the game winner for Kent.

Both goalies had an outstanding game. Janelle Lynch (Morrestown, N.J./Morrestown) finished with seven saves while Jen Myers had 10 for Ball State.

Kent extends its home winning streak to 13 games. The record for the Golden Flashes is 17, set from 1987-89.

Kent's last home game will be on Friday, October 29, as the Flashes host the Ohio University Bobcats. Game time is at 7 p.m.

SCORING BY PERIODS:
Ball State 1+0+0=1 Kent 1+0+1=2

SCORING SUMMARY:
Kent 32:17 (1), Maggie Downey (Helen Jerdan)
Ball State 1:06 (1) Sally Northcroft (Kerri Schoultz, Jocelyn Teall)
Kent 3:59 (1OT) Inge Corten

GOALKEEPERS:
Team (Player),Minutes, Saves, Goals, Save Pct. Ball State (Colleen Finn), 76:01, 10, 2, .833 Kent (Janelle Lynch), 76:01, 7, 1, .875

SHOTS, CORNERS, DEFENSIVE SAVES, PENALTY STROKES
Ball State 14,9,1,0 Kent 23,7,0,0