Boston College Defeats Women's Lacrosse 13-12 In Double Overtime
April 3, 2005
BABSON PARK, Mass. - Jackie Yovankin netted the game-winning goal with 39 seconds remaining in double overtime to lift the Boston College women's lacrosse team to a 13-12 win over the University of Massachusetts on Saturday night at Babson College. Seven different players scored for the Minutewomen (3-5) in the loss led by junior Lindsay Cassell who netted a hat trick for the game.
In the first half, UMass got on the board first at 29:46 when freshman Kathleen Typadis scored the first of her two goals in the game. The Minutemen added another goal less than a minute later on a free position shot by Cassell to take an early 2-0 advantage.
The Eagles (6-2) responded when Susie Breaznell connected on a free position goal at 27.51.
Trailing 4-1 at 16:27, Lizette Blohm tallied her first goal of the game and two minutes later Katherine Wagoner cut the deficit to one on a free position goal.
At 12:35 UMass scored its fifth goal of the game when Cassell scored on a flip pass from Kerri Connerty, but Blohm answered with her second goal of the night to make the score 5-4.
The Minutewomen went on a 3-0 run starting with a Cassell goal at 10:47 to extend its lead to four. Connerty and freshman Ashleigh Szawlowski each scored goals in the spurt.
With 1:47 remaining in the half, Breaznell found the back of the net on a free position shot. After a UMass score from Samantha Sepulveda with 49 seconds in the half, Carley St. Lucia took the ball off the draw control and scored 16 seconds later to close out the first half scoring.
UMass headed into halftime leading 8-6.
Tara McKennett made one save in the opening 21:23 and Courtney Zwirko played the remainder of the half for the Eagles. BC out-shot UMass 13-10 in the first half.
In the second half, Blohm cut the UMass lead to one with a free position goal at 25:36.
The Minutewomen scored two straight goals as Tyapdis and Jackie Nesbitt each tallied scores, but the Eagles answered with four consecutive scores to take its first lead of the night when Shauna Culhane scored her second consecutive goal for BC's sixth free position goal score of the game. The Eagles had its first lead of the night at 4:02.
With 1:09 left in regulation, freshman Melynda Zwick evened the score at 11 to force an extra session.
In the first overtime, St.Lucia put the Eagles on the board first with her second goal of the game. Breaznell assisted on the score. Connerty notched her 16th goal of the season as the Minutemen responded in the second half of the first overtime with a goal at 1:45 to force a sudden death period.
With 39 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, Elizabeth Kadison passed to Yovankin who fired the ball into the back of the net to give the Eagles the win.
Zwirko made six saves for BC, while Lauren McCarthy stopped eight shots on goal for UMass.
The game, originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m., was pushed back to a 7:00 p.m. start time due to inclement weather affecting the region.
The Minutewomen will return to action on Tuesday, April 5 when they host No. 6 Darmouth at Garber Field to kick-off a three-game home stand. UMass will also host La Salle on Friday afternoon to begin its Atlantic 10 schedule and Saint Joseph's on Sunday.