ASHLAND, Va. - Sophomore Galen Goodman tallied a hat trick, including the game-winner in the first overtime session, to lead the Bridgewater Eagles field hockey team to a hard-fought 3-2 victory on the road at Randolph-Macon in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action.
Midway through the opening half, Bridgewater got on the board first when Goodman took a Kelly Ryan pass and put the ball in the back of the cage to put the Eagles ahead 1-0 in the 23rd minute.
Following the Ryan tally, Randolph-Macon peppered Eagles keeper Taylor Waddell, but the senior netminder was up to the task, holding the Yellow Jackets off the scoreboard to take a 1-0 lead into the locker room.
Randolph-Macon wasted little time in netting the equalizer when Mikalea Rumley took a Rachael Gardner pass and finally snuck a shot past Waddell to knot the game at a goal each just over two minutes into the second half.
The Yellow Jackets took the lead in the 60th minute on a Carrie Jacobs goal, but Bridgewater quickly responded when Goodman netted her first of two goals in the 64th minute to tie the game up at two each.
Randolph-Macon had a golden opportunity in the waning minutes of the game when they earned a penalty stroke, but Waddell repelled the shot keeping the game at a 2-2 score as the game moved to an extra session.
Goodman took a Jennifer Tompkins pass and beat the Yellow Jackets keeper just over four minutes into the overtime set to give Bridgewater a solid 3-2 victory. The win is Bridgewater's third straight win and first win over Randolph-Macon since 2004.
Randolph-Macon outshot Bridgewater by a 24-to-14 margin in an offensive slugfest.
In the cage, Waddell was outstanding, recording 17 saves in the win, a season-high.
Bridgewater is back in action on Tuesday, October 25 when the Eagles host Lynchburg in the home finale. Action is set for a 4:00 p.m. start.