Cougars need a big comeback and overtime to outlast No. 20 Arundel


For the second time this week No. 4 Chesapeake-AA had to battle into overtime and this time the Cougars needed a big second half comeback just to get there, as they outlasted No. 20 Arundel, 3-2, in OT, as the pair battled in Anne Arundel County field hockey action.

Rachel Fleig scored all three Chesapeake goals, including the game-winner, just 2:45 into the extra period. Riley Sullivan assisted on the final goal.

Arundel (5-2 overall, 2-1 AA County) started hot, scoring two times in the first 10 minutes of the contest and held that advantage until the midway point of the second half. Chesapeake finally got on the board with an unassisted tally by Fleig. Then, with just 2:45 left in the second half, Fleig added another unassisted goal to even the contest.

Despite its higher ranking, defeating Arundel (3-3, 0-2) is a major accomplishment for the Cougars. In the five years Joan Johnson has coached the Chesapeake team, this is his her first victory over the Wildcats.

In addition to Fleig and Sullivan, Chesapeake got impressive performances from Hannah McKeon and Eryn Beal.