Manhattanville Edges Saints in Overtime, 3-2
DeChant netted her team-leading 10th goal of the season with a reverse sweep that lifted the ball into the upper left corner of the cage. Her heroics were set up by Julia Esposito's penalty corner goal. She unleashed a blast from the top of the circle that deflected off a Saint's stick to tie the game in the final minute of the second quarter.
St. Lawrence (0-5) controlled the first half, outshooting Manhattanville (4-3) 9-5 and taking three more penalty corners, 8-5. Kate Higgins opened the scoring in the 14th minute, finishing a feed from Courtney Cartier.
The Valiants pulled even less than two minutes later when DeChent dribbled into the circle and drove the ball past the SLU keeper.
The Saints carried a 2-1 lead into halftime thanks to Cartier's third goal of the year, a strike from just 5 yards out.
After the intermission, Manhattanville seized control of the game, owning a 17-3 advantage in shots and a 12-5 edge in penalty corners.
In goal, Amy Hilton earned the win with nine saves. St. Lawrence's Brady Cooper kept her team in the contest, making 14 saves, including eight in the second half and three in overtime.
The Saints will open Liberty League play with Union at home at 4 p.m. Friday and Vassar at home at 2 pm. Saturday.