WOMEN'S LACROSSE DROPS TWO
March 30, 2009
Fourth-ranked Middlebury suffered its second straight loss as the Panthers dropped a 10-9 double overtime game to Colby at Yale on Friday. The eighth-ranked Mules, who just had a win over nationally top-ranked Salisbury University on Tuesday, got a goal from Kathleen Kramer in sudden-death overtime to give the Mules (6-1, 3-1 NESCAC) the victory. Middlebury falls to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
The last three meetings between the two teams have been spectacular. Middlebury won the NESCAC title with a hard-fought win over the Mules two years ago in the title game. The Mules then ended Middlebury's 88-game home win streak last year in a NESCAC semifinal game.
Kramer scored at the 70:53 mark of the game off a pass from Kate Sheridan. The two teams had each scored a goal in the mandatory six-minute overtime session where play must be completed. Kramer scored on a free position shot 1:50 into the session, but Middlebury tied the game at 9-9 when first-year player Elizabeth Garry (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) scored with an assist from senior Caroline Kirkendoll (Telluride, Colo.) at 65:12 of the game.
Colby sent the game into overtime with two goals in the final 7:45 of regulation. Kramer, who had the biggest game of her collegiate career, scored the second of her four goals off a pass from Sheridan with 7:45 to play to make it an 8-7 Middlebury lead. Sheridan had the assist again when Alison Iannotti tallied with just 2:37 to play in regulation.
Sheridan finished with two goals and four assists, while Lauren Barrett scored on two free position shots for the Mules. Heather Nickerson also tallied for the winners.
Garry had three goals to lead Middlebury, while sophomore Sally Ryan (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) had one goal and two assists. Junior Dana Heritage (Cheshire, Conn.) finished with two goals, Kirkendoll had one goal and one assist, while rookie Lucy Jackson (Bronxville, N.Y.) and senior Lindsay McBride (Old Greenwich, Conn.) had one goal apiece.
Sarah Warnke made 17 saves in net for Colby, while senior Blair Bowie (Washington, D.C.) made 15 stops for the Panthers.
Washington & Lee held off a late charge by Middlebury as the Generals picked up an 11-10 win at home over the fifth-ranked Panthers. W&L goalkeeper Katharine Farrar recorded a career-high 21 saves in the win, while Bowie made seven stops for the Panthers.
Ryan scored with 8:57 remaining in the first half to cut W&L's lead to 4-2, before the Generals (6-3) outscored Middlebury, 6-0, over the next 23:55 to assume a 10-2 lead with 16:58 left in the game. However, the Panthers (4-1) scored eight goals over the game's final 15:01 and pulled to within 11-10 with 11 seconds left to play. Middlebury was called for an offensive foul as time expired and did not manage to get off a shot.
Colleen Evans led the Generals with four goals on the game, while Emmy Mathews added a pair of goals. Britten Mathews added two goals and an assist and Katie Flippen chipped in a goal and two helpers.
Farrar made 12 of her 21 saves in the second half as Middlebury outshot W&L, 31-9, in the stanza. For the game, Middlebury held a 45-20 advantage in shots
The Panthers were led by Ryan, who scored four goals and tallied an assist, while sophomore Chase Delano (Greenwich, Conn.) added three goals and one helper.
. Women's lacrosse record: 4-2
. Up next: 4/4 vs. Bowdoin - 11:00