Seahawks Survive in OT, Top Red Devils 13-12
(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson College women's lacrosse team suffered another heartbreaker, falling to visiting St. Mary's College of Maryland, 13-12, in overtime on Wednesday afternoon. The Seahawks improved to 7-2 overall with the win while the Red Devils slip to 3-5 on the season.
The teams traded goals throughout the game with neither side gaining more than a two-goal advantage until late in the second half. The Red Devils struck first and held a 3-1 lead with just over 20 minutes to play in the first half.
St. Mary's answered with two straight goals to even the score at the 7:27 mark. The teams traded goals with junior Katie Moore (Chestertown, Md./St. Andrew's, Del.) scoring with just eight seconds remaining to put the Devils up, 5-4, at halftime.
Senior Kelsey Muir (Glen Mills, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame) gave Dickinson a brief two-goal advantage to start the second half before back-to-back goals from Erin Shackelford pulled the Seahawks even once again, 6-6, with 24:02 on the clock.
Sophomore Clare Manoli (Hudson, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy) finished an assist from senior Sara Braniecki (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur) before a 5-0 run by St. Mary's gave the visitors an 11-7 lead with 10:49 remaining in regulation.
The Red Devils chipped away at the lead, eventually tying the game with just 17 seconds to play to force overtime. Junior Taryn Abbassian (Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills) scored three of the Devils four goals while senior Sunnie Ko (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) tallied a free position goal.
Sophomore Chloe Golod (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) forced a key turnover and recovered the ground ball to set up the game-tying goal from Abbassian to send the game into overtime.
St. Mary's struck quickly in the extra frame, netting back-to-back goals in a span of just 10 seconds to pull in front, 13-11, with 5:14 remaining in the period. Senior Lucy West (Bethesda, Md./Holton-Arms) tallied the final goal, but with just 0.5 seconds remaining in the game for the final of 13-12.
Shackelford led St. Mary's (7-2) with four goals and three draw controls while Aubrey Mirkin tallied three goals. Lauriann Parker scored twice and dished out three assists. Junior goaltender Colleen Simpson turned in an outstanding performance in the cage, stopping 17 shots on the day.
Abbassian led the Devils with four goals while Ko finished with three goals, scoring on a pair of free position attempts. Golod caused six turnovers, adding six ground balls and three draw controls to anchor the defensive effort. Senior Jessie Clark (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) tallied four saves.
The Red Devils (3-5) travel to Bryn Mawr College on Saturday for their Centennial Conference opener. Opening draw is scheduled for 1:00 pm.