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Charlotte Bosma
Charlotte Bosma scored the game winner for the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Field Hockey Edges Out Bellarmine in Overtime

App State field hockey defeated Mid-American Conference opponent Bellarmine 3-2, midway through the second overtime period on Friday night.

Charlotte Bosma, who returned from injury just two weeks ago, secured the game-winning goal in the 77th minute, thanks to an assist from Pauline Mangold.

“Having Charlotte back on the field is amazing for our team,” head coach Meghan Dawson said. “She brings so much intensity and accountability onto the field and opens up opportunities for all of our players.”

Sarah Farrell had a breakout night for her season, scoring the first two goals of her senior stint. She scored the first goal of the game in the 13th minute.

Midway through the second, Farrell scored a second time, assisted by Carli Ciocco and Lise Boekaar to give the Mountaineers (6-5, 2-2 MAC) a two-goal lead.

Ciocco now has 10 assists on the season, the second most in App State history for a single season. The record is currently held by Bridgette Burkhardt, who assisted 12 goals during the 2003 season.

The Knights (3-9, 2-2 MAC) gained momentum in the second half, scoring two goals to tie the game and force overtime.

After 17 minutes of seven-on-seven action, Bosma ended the game, giving the Mountaineers their sixth win of the season.

“I’m proud of our team for digging deep and rallying back after they tied the game,” Dawson said. “We had great ball movement on both sides of the field.”

App State out-shot Bellarmine, 16-8. Addie Clark recorded five saves on the day, totaling 55 this season.

The Mountaineers will finish their three-game home stand on Oct. 14 against Longwood before going on the road to visit Saint Louis on the Oct. 16 and Lindenwood on Oct. 17.