Madison, NJ (10/13/10) - Hannah Rau (Hallowell, Maine/Hall Dale) ripped the ball into the right side of cage with a little over five minutes remaining in the first overtime to defeat Montclair State, 2-1 on a brisk night at Ranger Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, Drew (11-2) took its first lead of night in the middle of the second. Stacie Brown (Upper Marlboro, Md./The Calverton School) tipped a pass from classmate Kati Eggert (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) by the Red Hawk goalkeeper.
Montclair State (8-4) would bounce back just six minutes later when they took advantage of a penalty corner. Diana Columbo (Westampton, NJ / Rancocas Valley) centered a pass that was fired past the Drew defense by Deana Hagel(Fairfield, NJ / West Essex) that evened the score at one.
The two teams would battle for the next 20 minutes of play before Rau got the gamewinner off Eggert's second assist of the night. The evenly matched game saw an identical amount of shots, nine, by both squads with the Rangers holding a 6-5 edge over the Red Hawks in penalty corners.
Montclair State returns to action on Saturday, October 16 as the Red Hawks host Rowan University at Sprague Field in a 6:00 pm NJAC matchup.