Devils Drop Heartbreaker to Haverford in Final Second
(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Haverford as the visitors scored with no time remaining to claim an 11-10, Centennial Conference win on Saturday.
The Red Devils rallied from a 7-3, halftime deficit, to tie the game, 9-9, with 4:09 remaining in regulation. Diana Perry netted her fourth goal of the game at the 2:29 mark to put Haverford back in front.
First-year Caroline Clancy (Monkton, Md./Hereford) tallied a career-high fourth goal with 1:24 remaining to pull the Devils even, scoring a beautiful goal on a great feed from Jennifer Morrissey (Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel).
The Fords gained possession of the ball in the final seconds and were able to clear and get the ball to Perry. She drove to the cage, drawing a free position. She converted after one second was put on the clock to give Haverford the win.
Kenny Likes and Perry scored and Perry handed out an assist to match a pair of goals from Clancy to give Haverford a 3-2 lead, with 14:51 remaining in the first half. Perry tacked on a pair and Perrin Downing stretched the margin to 7-2, at the 9:56 mark.
Senior Clare Manoli (Hudson, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy) found the net to make the score, 7-3, at the break.
Likes added another before a 4-0 run pulled Dickinson within a goal at the 10:43 mark. Kara Glazer (Towson, Md./Towson) scored off an assist from Morrissey and handed out an assist to Clancy to trigger the rally.
After Elyse Adler answered, O'Brien scored twice to even things up with 4:09 on the clock. Perry scored again before Clancy connected with Morrissey for the final tie.
Perry led all scorers with five goals and one assist. Shannon Horn made nine saves as Haverford improved to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
Clancy finished with four goals and an assist while O'Brien tallied a hat-trick as well. Megan Taylor (Kensington, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) controlled a game-high five grond balls, four draws and caused five turnovers on the day.
Grace Morelli (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) made six saves in goal for the Red Devils. Dickinson slips to 6-5 overall and 2-2 in the Centennial. They travel to Washington College next Saturday.