Freshman Caitlin Baker scored the game-winning goal three minutes into overtime to lead the University of Mary Washington field hockey team to a 2-1 victory at Stevenson University on Wednesday afternoon.
The Eagles improve to 10-6 overall, 5-1 in Capital Athletic Conference action to clinch a home game in the upcoming 2010 CAC playoffs.
UMW is tied with St. Mary's for second place in the CAC, and
that tie will be broken Saturday when the Seahawks visit
The Eagles jumped ahead early, as junior Erin Duffy scored her third goal of the year on a Morgan Jones assist 10 minutes into the game. UMW held a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Stevenson tied the score as Jorden Haney answered with 20 minutes remaining in the second half. Baker provided the game winner with 3:11 elapsed into overtime.
Mary Washington outshot Stevenson, 16-9, and Stevenson had a 9-8 edge in corners. Senior Chrissy Bowdren had five saves for the Eagles, who will host St. Mary's College on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with second place in the CAC standings on the line.
In non-conference action, sixth-ranked Salisbury downed Lynchburg, 5-1, York dropped a 3-2 decision to visiting McDaniel and Wesley fell by a 2-0 count at Juniata.