Tanguay ties school record as Pilgrims capture overtime win
New England College’s Emily Tanguay netted eight goals, including the game-winner in overtime, lifting the Pilgrims past the Keene State Owls 19-18 Monday afternoon in Keene. The win is the fourth straight for the Pilgrims who improve to 4-4 on the season. The loss drops the Owls to 4-7. The eight goals for Tanguay ties a school record for most goals in a single game tying Courtney Lockhart who did it in a win over UNE back on April 6, 1996.
The Pilgrims had the 16-14 lead with just three minutes remaining in regulation but Keene’s Jamie Albert would score two unassisted goals in the final minutes knotting the game at 16-16 and forcing overtime.
NEC would outscore Keene 3-2 in overtime, including two goals by Tanguay, eventually holding on for the 19-18 victory.
In addition to Tanguay the Pilgrims were led by Brandi Vittum who netted five goals. NEC’s Jodie Dresser scored two goals and had an assist and Casey McFarland scored a goal and dished out two assists for the Pilgrims.
Picking up the win in net for NEC was Alexandra DiRico who finished the afternoon with 13 saves.