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Double-OT Goal Gives Vermont 1-0 Win Against Harvard Field Hockey

Tassopoulos totaled 11 saves in two tournament games (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

BURLINGTON, Vt.—Brittanie Booker scored in the game's 91st minute to lift host Vermont to a 1-0, double-overtime win against the Harvard field hockey team in the final game of the Sheraton Catamount Classic Sunday afternoon at Moulton Winder Field.

Sophomore goalie Cynthia Tassopoulos and junior midfielder Carly Dickson were named to the all-tournament team for Harvard (2-2), which suffered one-goal losses in each of its two games at the Catamount Classic. Maine claimed the tournament title on goal differential after posting a 7-2 win against Pacific earlier in the day.

Nearly six minutes into the second overtime, Sarah Becque freed up Booker with a long through pass, and Booker scored to give the Catamounts (3-3) their second double-overtime win in as many days.

Harvard held a 17-11 edge in shots, outshooting the Catamounts by a 8-3 margin in the first half and a 7-2 count in the second. Brooke Crane, however, kept Vermont in the game with seven saves. Chloe Keating led Harvard with six shots, four on goal, while Dickson registered four shots for the second straight day. Tassopoulos made three saves.

The Crimson held a 6-4 edge in regulation penalty corners, but Vermont earned the only two corners in the overtime periods and had six shots to Harvard's two after the end of regulation.