Saint Louis 3, La Salle 2
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
Maryland Heights, Mo./Sportport International
Saint Louis registered its first Atlantic 10 Conference victory of the season Friday in dramatic fashion, topping La Salle in a shootout after 90 minutes of field hockey ended with the teams deadlocked at 2-all.
The 3-2 SLU win lifts the Billikens to 3-7 overall, 1-4 in A-10 play. La Salle dips to 4-6 and 0-3 in the league.
It was the Billikens' first conference win since 2015 and the second A-10 win in the last 11 years.
The Billikens twice rallied from a goal down the post the gritty win. Freshman Ashlee Kothenbeutel scored an equalizer in the 21st minute, and the teams went into halftime tied 1-1.
In the second half, La Salle went back on top, only to see Emily Wastell score in the 45th minute to make it a 2-2 game.
In the stroke-off, it was Carly Kissinger who sealed it when she put one past the La Salle keeper. The Billikens erupted after finally breaking through after suffering five one-goal defeats so far this season.
Saint Louis is back in action Sunday, Oct. 7, when it travels to face Indiana.
LAS | 9:29 – Lauren Lechleitner (Logan Oh)
SLU | 20:15 – Ashlee Kothenbeutel (Lili Wareham)
LAS | 38:55 – Megan Kida (Amanda Chapin)
SLU | 44:25 – Emily Wastell (Erica Bondoc)
SLU | 90:00 – SLU wins stroke-off
Sasha Sander (GK), Carly Kissinger, Kayleigh Fleming, Jess Dunlap, Molly Feid, Ashlee Kothenbeutel, Monica Ryan, Jordan BeSore, Mica Diaz, Erica Bondoc, Lili Wareham
Emily Wastell, Mimi Leonard, Amanda Clark, Claire Hellmann