Palencia Nets Game-Winner as No. 19 Bucknell Drops Brown 8-7 in Eastern Fifth Place Game
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Shana Palencia (Sr., Glendale, Calif./Hoover) scored at the buzzer in the first overtime period for the game-winner as No. 19 Bucknell University stunned Brown University 8-7 in the fifth place game at the 2010 Eastern Championship at the University of Maryland's Eppley Recreation Center.
Trailing 6-4 with 3:32 left in the fourth period, the Bison pulled to within one at 3:16 on a man-up goal by Valentina Rozas (Sr., Pico Rivera, Calif./El Rancho). Needing a score to force overtime, the Bison turned to Haley Prickett (Jr., Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar) who rocketed a shot into the cage with five seconds left on the clock on a man-up chance to knot the game at six-all and bring on overtime. The man-up came courtesy a courtesy an exclusion for dumping the ball into the corner after the shot-clock expired to set up the Bison's dramatic game-tying score.
In overtime, the Bison ripped off a pair of markers as Meghan McNally (Jr., Floral Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) scored on a man-up at 1:21 and Palencia scored as the clock expired to go ahead 8-6.
Brown attempted to rally back as Sarah Glick (Sr., Bonita, Calif./Bonita Vista) buried a score with three seconds left in the second overtime period for the 8-7 final.
In cage, Alison Carter (Sr., Costa Mesa, Calif./Newport Harbor) stopped 10 shots to earn the win for the Bison, while Stephanie Laing (Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) made five stops for the Bears.
The game was a story of runs and rallies as the Bison opened up a 2-0 margin in the early moments of the contest with back-to-back tallies by Kandis Canonica (Jr., Burlingame, Calif./St. Ignatius Prep) and Hallie Keenan (So., Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) at 4:44 and 3:42, respectively. Brown halved the deficit at 2:29 following Keenan's goal with a shot-and-score by Joanna Wohlmuth (Jr., Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa), but Rozas returned the Bison's two goal lead at 1:59 with a man-up goal to make it 3-1.
The lead evaporated in the second period as the Bears outscored Bucknell 2-0 with special teams play on a penalty-shot by Glick at 6:49 and a man-up tally by Lauren Presant (Sr., Poway, Calif./Poway) at 5:15 to make it 3-3 at halftime.
Brown's scoring continued througout the third period as Glick connected on an outside shot at 6:04 and Presant powered to the cage and finished a crossing pass at 3:05 to stake the Bears to 5-3 lead through 24 minutes of play.
Bucknell cut into the margin one 1:01 into the fourth period courtesy a cross-cage shot by Palencia at the 6:59 mark to make it 5-4, but Brown came right back with a goal off an exclusion by Katharine Booher (Fr., Palo Alto, Calif./Casteilleja) to make it 6-4 with 3:32 left in regulation.
Needing consecutive scores and strong defense down the stretch to tie the game, the Bison achieved both goals picking up man-up markers by Rozas (3:16) and Prickett (00:05), while keeping the Bears' offense in check, to bring on extra time and the dramatic finish.
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Bucknell Goals: Valentina Rozas (2); Shana Palencia (2); Kandis Canonica; Hallie Kennan; Meghan McNally; Haley Pricett
Brown Goals: Sarah Glick (3); Lauren Presant (2); Joanna Wohlmuth; Katherine Booher
Saves: Bucknell - Alison Carter (10) ; Brown - Stephanie Laing (5)
Exclusions: Bucknell - 11 ; Brown - 10
Advantage Opportunities: Bucknell - 4-for-10 ; Brown - 3-for-11
Sprints: Bucknell - 0-for-6 ; Brown - 6-for-6