TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Maggie Sheerin scored a deflected second overtime goal as the Fightin' Engineers capped an improbable comeback with a 3-2 win over Hanover College on Wednesday night.
Sarah Shoemaker started the play with a juke move and crossing pass into the box. Sheerin moved into position and deflected the pass into the goal, as Rose-Hulman turned a 2-0 first half deficit into a 3-2 sudden death victory.
With the win, Rose-Hulman moves into a tie for first place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings at 3-0-1 in league play. The Fightin' Engineers also improved to 8-4-1 overall with the victory.
Hanover took a 2-0 lead in the first half on scores by Autumn Boothby and Maggie Day. The Fightin' Engineers closed within 2-1 at halftime on a goal by Sheerin, off a pass from Jessica Wells.
In the second half, Elle Ogden tied the score at 2-2 with a goal from outside the box in the 68th minute. The shots were relatively even through regulation with Hanover holding a narrow 11-8 edge.
In the two overtime periods, Rose-Hulman outshot the Panthers 6-0 to gain a 14-11 edge for the game. After 10 scoreless minutes, Sheerin scored her second goal of the night to give the Engineers the win.
Rsoe-Hulman returns to action on Saturday afternoon at Earlham College.