GLENSIDE, Pa. - Allie Hines scored three times, including the game-winner with 3:27 remaining in overtime, as Arcadia defeated the Stevenson field hockey team, 4-3, in a MAC Commonwealth contest Saturday afternoon at Easton Field.
The Mustangs (2-8, 0-3 MAC Commonwealth) have now dropped five consecutive games and are 0-2 this season in overtime. The loss also snapped a two-game winning streak for Stevenson versus the Knights.
Sophomore Sara McVey scored her first goal in the last six games with an unassisted tally at the 15:15 mark to give the visitors an early 1-0 lead. But the Knights (4-9, 2-1 MAC Commonwealth) responded just 24 seconds later as Lindsay Tobey scored on a scramble in front of the net.
The hosts then took a 2-1 lead in the 21st minute as Tobey connected with Hines on a two-on-one following the second penalty corner by Arcadia.
The lead lasted just 5:06 as sophomore Alexis Young tied McVey for the team lead with four goals on the season after collecting a loose ball in front of the goal before beating the keeper for the score. Young has tallied a point in six of her 10 games this season.
The Knight scored on a blocked shot of their own for the sixth goal of the opening 32:11 as Hines scored her second goal of the game to knot the game at 3-3 going into the half.
Neither team could connect in the second half as the game went to overtime. Both teams had penalty corners early in the overtime period but it wasn't until a Stevenson green card that Arcadia was able to find the back of the net.
Hines completed her hat trick after beating the defense and making a move around freshman Kesley Eure before sweeping it into the net for the win.
The Mustangs held a 21-17 advantage in shots while also holding a slight 13-12 edge in penalty corners.
Stevenson returns to action on Tuesday, October 11 when the Mustangs travel to local-rival McDaniel for a non-conference contest beginning at 7:00 p.m.