Rubas' OT Goal Finishes Comeback by AU

Rubas' OT Goal Finishes Comeback by AU

LEWISBURG, Pa.Rafaela Rubas scored in overtime after Leah DiGiandomenico tied the match with no time left in regulation, as American earned a 2-1 comeback victory over Bucknell in a Patriot League field hockey match on Saturday.

The Eagles improved to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the Patriot League, while the Bison fell to 4-5 and 1-1.
 
Bucknell scored the first goal of the match with 17:30 left when Marisa Morakis converted a rebound off a shot by Anna Wills.
 
With no time remaining on the clock, the Eagles were awarded three penalty corners, and the third time was the charm when DiGiandomenico scored on a rebound off a Rubas shot.
 
In the 13th minute of overtime, Rubas batted a loose ball out of the air from close range for her fourth goal of the year and the game-winner.
 
AU held a 15-9 edge in shots and an 11-4 advantage in penalty corners.
 
American goalkeeper Maura Jacobs had six saves, with Bucknell's Emily Finn finishing with seven.
 
The Eagles return home to Jacobs Field for a pair of non-conference matches next week, hosting Liberty on Thursday and Michigan State on Sunday.