Women's Lacrosse Drops LaSalle In 3OT Thriller
April 25, 2004
Philadelphia, Pa. - The University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team (5-9, 3-3) took down LaSalle in a triple-overtime thriller this afternoon at McCarthy Stadium, 15-14. Senior Tracey Drown (Nashua, N.H.) tipped in the game-winner, marking her fifth goal of the game.
Facing a 12-11 deficit, UMass' Samantha Sepulveda (Freeport, N.Y.) sprinted down the field and scored the tying goal with 12 seconds to play in regulation.
In the first of two three minute overtime sessions, Drown scored at the 2:35 mark, followed by Sepulveda with 1:12 to play. With time running out in the first three minute period, Sunderland scored to bring the score to 14-13.
Entering the second three minute period, Henwood capitalized on a UMass foul to score with 2:34 remaining on a free position shot.
As the game moved into a sudden victory phase, the teams played the next two three-minute periods scoreless. With both teams playing hard, UMass' Drown tipped in a shot with 1:51 left in the fifth session to seal the win at 15-14.
The Explorers Kristen Davis netted the first of her four goals in the game at 23:33 to get La Salle on the scoreboard. Drown scored again for UMass to set the score at 4-1 before Davis knocked in her second of the game on a free position shot at the 20:15 mark.
Hope Zelinger (Ellicott City, Md.) got into the scoring action, posting the first of her four goals, 10:16 into the contest and marking the score at 5-2.
The Explorers then went on to score the next three goals, as Guenther scored off a pass from Davis, followed by Nicole Sunderland (Lansdowne, PA/Upper Darby) with help from Tiffany Grossi at 12:09 followed 22 seconds later by Kate Henwood's unassisted goal with 11:47 to play in the half.
After more than seven minutes of stagnant play, the Minutewomen answered with two goals from Kerri Connerty (Nashua, N.H.) and another goal from Zelinger.
Looking to close the scoring gap before the break, Davis scored with 1:18 to make the halftime score 7-6.
After the break, Kristie O'Donnell ran the ball the length of the field from her defensive position to tie the score at 7-7. After 4:43 of play in the second half, Davis scored an unassisted goal to give the Explorers their first lead of the game.
The two teams traded a series of goals over the next 10 minutes, before freshman Catie Borneman gave the Explorers a two goal lead with 12:11 to play on a free position shot.
Drown scored again for UMass with 9:38 to play, but Sheridan scored for La Salle to keep the lead at two goals, 12-10, before the Massachusetts rally which lead to overtime.