Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse Drops Overtime Heartbreaker, 9-8

Junior captain Maura McGarrity tallied two goals in the loss to Harvard.

Junior captain Maura McGarrity tallied two goals in the loss to Harvard.

March 6, 2004

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team (1-2, 0-0 A-10) fell to Harvard (1-0) in overtime on its home turf this afternoon, 9-8. The Minutewomen took a 7-2 lead into halftime but could only come up with one more tally in the second half, as Harvard scored six and then won the game in the extra frame.

Massachusetts jumped out to an early lead as senior midfielder Tracey Drown (Nashua, N.H.) scored the first of the game just 33 seconds into the match. Junior midfielder Maura McGarrity (Chester Springs, Pa.) made it a 2-0 UMass edge just 1:24 later. Sophomore attacher Lindsay Cassell (Weston, Mass.) then hit the back of the net twice, to make it a 4-0 Massachusetts lead. Catherine Sproul then put Harvard on the board with a tally at the 18:11 mark. Freshman midfielder Brianna Bubeck (Selkirk, N.Y.) then recorded her first two career goals, with a McGarrity tally in between, to make the score 7-1, Minutewomen. Harvard made it 7-2 going into halftime with a goal by Elaine Belitsos.

The second half saw the Crimson turn things around and go on a 3-0 run before sophomore Kerri Connerty (Nashua, N.H.) ended it with her fifth goal of the season. That was all the scoring Massachusetts would get, as Harvard scored three more including the game-tying goal by Belitsos with 1:03 left to play. Liz Gamble hit the back of the net in overtime to take the win for Harvard.

Redshirt freshman Lauren McCarthy (Derry, N.H.) surrendered 9 goals, while making 18 saves, to go to 1-2 on the season. Her counterpart, freshman Kathryn Tylander, made 14 saves while giving up eight goals for the Crimson.



The Minutewomen return to action on Tuesday, March 9, as they travel to Hofstra for a 4:00 p.m. match.


    Event Calendar

    Friday, Feb 12
    vs Holy Cross 6:30 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Feb 20
    vs New Hampshire 3:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Feb 24
    vs Boston University 3:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Feb 27
    vs Yale 12:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Mar 2
    at Boston College 3:00 PM
    Saturday, Mar 12
    at UConn 1:00 PM gametracker
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