Late Goal Lifts Women's Lacrosse Over Wesleyan
April 21, 2007
Mimi Schatz scored her second goal of the game with 4:02 remaining off a perfect feed by Amanda Smith to break a 9-9 tie that would hold up as Middlebury pulled out a 10-9 win at Wesleyan.
Middlebury opened up the game's largest lead with 16:51 left in the second half behind three straight goals to break a 6-6 tie and go ahead 9-6. Goals by Katherine Entwisle, Schatz and goal-scoring leader Kim Walker in a span of 1:33 made it a three-goal margin.
Wesleyan came right back to score the next three goals as Elena Parasco caught a pass from Laurel Sticklor on a restart and deposited the ball into the net to make it 9-7 at 12:57. At 8:40, Sarah Orkin completed her hat-trick with her team-leading 26th goal of the year by running the length of the field and scoring high to make it 9-8. Jade Scott netted her first goal of the season as the defender ushered a fast break and after a restart, circle the Middlebury net and scored at 5:06 for the 9-9 deadlock.
Wesleyan controlled the draw but Middlebury forced a turnover and brought the ball into the offensive zone. Smith made a sharp pass to a cutting Schatz who put the ball in for the go-ahead and eventual game-winner.
Wesleyan had several possessions in the final four minutes including a free-position attempt by Cortney Tetrault with 1:17 to go but Blair Bowie came up with her 10th save of the game on the low shot to her right. Wesleyan got the ball back into the Middlebury end with :40 to go but a good stick-check by Reid Berrien gave Middlebury the ball and a chance to run out the clock. Wesleyan goalie sophomore Rachel Stemerman posted 11 stops in the Cardinal net.
Senior Liza Humes also had two goals and two assists for Middlebury as she upped her season total to 32 points, second behind Smith. Claire Edelen dished out three assists for Middlebury.
Middlebury College SCORING: GOALS: Amanda Smith 2; Liza Humes 2; Dana Heritage 2; Mimi Schatz 2; Kim Walker 1; Katherine Entwisle 1. ASSISTS: Claire Edelen 3; Liza Humes 2; Amanda Smith 2; Katherine Entwisle 1;
Kim Walker 1.
Wesleyan University SCORING: GOALS: Sarah Orkin 3; Elena Parasco 2; Laurel
Sticklor 1; Erin McCarthy 1; Jen Bianculli 1; Jade Scott 1. ASSISTS: Cortney Tetrault 2; Charlotte Hastings 1; Laurel Sticklor 1.
Wesleyan University Minutes GA W/L Saves
13 Rachel Stemerman.... 60:00 10 L 11
Middlebury College Minutes GA W/L Saves
26 Blair Bowie......... 60:00 9 W 10