The field hockey team lost to Rochester in a high scoring 5–4 overtime game Wednesday. The two teams combined for 52 shots on goal. The Blue and Gold scored four goals in less than 20 minutes and led 4–0 at halftime.
Sophomore forward Tracy Rivas opened the scoring for the Bombers in the first half. Her first goal was assisted by sophomore forward Julia Conroy. Rivas scored from the left side of the cage while her second goal was unassisted off of a rebound.
The Bombers’ third goal came when sophomore forward Amanda Rissmeyer scored on a stroke to give them a 3–0 lead.
The Bombers’ final goal was scored by junior forward Jessica Dillion and assisted by Rissmeyer.
In the second half, the South Hill squad did not score. Rochester rallied to score four goals in regulation and the fifth to win the game in overtime.
Rochester Sophomore forward Shelby Hall scored the team’s first goal near the left side of the goal.
Junior defender Alexis Vangellow scored two unassisted goals within a five-minute window. The first was scored off after collecting a ball that hit the post and the second off of a penalty corner.
Rochester scored the equalizer when junior forward Anna Dobrzynski deflected a ball in the goal, after receiving it from junior forward Allison Beardsley.
In overtime, the Bombers held off Rochester until the final minutes of the period. Dobrzynski scored the game winner off of a rebound.
Rochester outshot Ithaca 32–20 and also had the advantage in penalty corners 14–11.
Sophomore goalie Kelly Singleton posted a career-high 18 saves and allowed five goals. Rochester’s freshman goalie Madison Wagner recorded 10 saves and allowed four goals.
The Bombers are now 4–6 on the season. The Blue and Gold return to competition Saturday at Elmira.