Editor's Note: The following is a news release from Rider Sports Information.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—The Rider University field hockey team extended its winning streak to six games with a come from behind, overtime victory over UC Davis on Monday afternoon in a non-conference game hosted by Hofstra University.
Junior Sandra Penas (Barcelona, Spain) scored for the third game in a row, notching her fifth goal of the season, off a pass from senior Jackie Adams (Medford Lakes/Shawnee) 6:19 into the overtime period, with a shot from the top-side left circle.
For Penas, the Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 and NEC Rookie of the Year in 2010, it was the 39th goal of her Bronc career and ninth game-winner. Penas is ninth on Rider’s all-time scoring list with 95 points.
Penas was name NEC Co-Player of the Week prior to the game, for all games September 10-16, after her three-goal week sparked Rider to back to back road wins, at Pennsylvania and an overtime victory at La Salle.
This was Rider’s second overtime win in a row, having won at La Salle 3-2 on Saturday.
Senior Gabby Burgo (Collingswood) scored on a rebound with just 2:30 left in regulation to tie the game at 1-1. For Burgo, it was her fourth goal of the season.
The Aggies broke a scoreless tie when Cloey LemMon scored her sixth of the season on a tip-in at the left post with 4:32 left in the opening half.
UC Davis (3-6) led 1-0 at intermission, despite Rider (6-1) holding a 7-2 shots and 5-0 penalty corner advantage.
Freshman goalie Alicia Carthan (Bordentown) made two saves to win her fourth game in a row. Carthan was named the NEC Rookie of the Week for all games September 10-16, after going 2-0 with a 1.04 goals against average with wins at Penn and La Salle.
Aggie goalie Conley Craven made nine saves as Rider out-shot UC Davis 23-8 and the Broncs held a 16-3 penalty corner advantage.
UC Davis lost at Hofstra 3-2 on Sunday and the Aggies stay on the East Coast to play Siena on Wednesday, also at Hofstra.
Rider is off until Saturday when the Broncs host former Northeast Conference rival Lock Haven on Ben Cohen Field at noon.