FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2016
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Second-seeded LIU Post captured its first Northeast-10 Conference title since 2013 with a 2-1 overtime victory at top-seeded Saint Anselm on Sunday at Grappone Stadium.
Sophomore forward/midfielder Emily Miller provided the heroics in the extra session. Only 2:08 into overtime, Miller, who was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, collected a long pass from Julie Gysels and went around Hawks' senior goaltender Katherine Sears for the game-winning goal.
The Pioneers (15-3) led for much of the contest in regulation. Senior midfielder Steph Mocerino put the green and gold in front in the 17th minute with her fourth penalty stroke tally of 2016.
The hosts evened the score as time expired in the game. A Rose Mooney shot from the top of the circle tied things up to force overtime.
Between the pipes, senior cageminder Ericka Parks made five saves for LIU Post. Sears stopped seven shots for Saint Anselm.
Additionally, the Pioneers had three representatives on the NE-10 All-Tournament Team. They were Miller, Parks and junior defender Grace Ilias.
LIU Post now awaits word on a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Championship. The selection show will be aired Monday (Nov. 7) at 3 p.m. on NCAA.com. You can view it by clicking here.
2016 NE-10 Field Hockey All-Championship Team
Grace Ilias, LIU Post
Emily Miller, LIU Post
Ericka Parks, LIU Post
Katharina Ohmen, Merrimack (not pictured)
Erin Collins, Saint Anselm
Rose Mooney, Saint Anselm
Kacie Smith, Stonehill (not pictured)
Most Outstanding Player - Emily Miller, LIU Post
2016 NE-10 Field Hockey Championship Schedule
Tuesday, November 1st
Game 1: #3 Stonehill 1, #6 Assumption 0
Game 2: #5 Merrimack 1, #4 Adelphi 0
Friday, November 4th
Game 3: #1 Saint Anselm 1, #5 Merrimack 0
Game 4: #2 LIU Post 3, #3 Stonehill 0
Sunday, November 6th
Game 5: #2 LIU Post 2 #1 Saint Anselm 1
Additional reporting for this release provided by the LIU Post athletic communication staffs
ABOUT THE NORTHEAST-10
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.