March 25, 2011

Panthers fall to Washington & Jefferson in overtime, 12-10

Box Score

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—
The Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team lost in overtime this evening to Washington & Jefferson College, 12-10. The Panthers fall to 3-4 on the season, while the Presidents remain undefeated at 6-0.

BSC scored the first three goals of the game - one by junior Chelsea Van Voorhis and two by sophomore Anna Barry - before WJC scored two quick goals to cut it to 3-2. Another goal from Van Voorhis put the Panthers up 4-2 with 10:12 remaining, but the Presidents scored another two quick goals to tie things up at the 8:05 mark.

Junior Lyndsay Griffin put the Panthers back up by one at the 4:12 mark before WJC scored three goals to end the half with a 7-5 lead.

The Presidents scored the first goal of the second half as well, going up 8-5 for their largest lead of the game before the Panthers scored three in a row with single goals from junior Alexis Sweda, senior Ashley Johnson, and Van Voorhis to tie things up 8-8 at the 20:03 mark.

WJC took back the lead less than a minute later, and stayed ahead until the 13:50 mark when Griffin tied things up again, 9-9. Nearly eight minutes later, with 5:53 left in the game, the Presidents took the lead once again before, with just over a minute left, Sweda scored again to tie things up 10-10. Neither team was able to score in the final minute, sending the game to overtime.

In college women's lacrosse, the teams play a six-minute overtime period, split into two three-minute halves. WJC scored both of its overtime goals in the first three minutes, and held the Panthers scoreless for the win.

Van Voorhis led BSC with three goals, while Sweda, Barry, and Griffin had two each and Johnson had one. Van Voorhis, sophomore Stephanie Gore, and freshman Hailey Massa each had an assist, and Gore led with five ground balls and four caused turnovers. Van Voorhis also led with four draw controls. Junior Katie Bates played all 66 minutes in goal and made 12 saves.

For the Presidents, Courtney Schrock led with four goals, followed by Lauren Novak and Brittney Oake with three each. Liz Turcik led with four ground balls and three caused turnovers, and Oake led with eight draw controls. In goal, Julia McLellan played all 66 minutes and recorded four saves.

The Panthers are on the road for their next game, traveling east to Decatur, Ga., this Wednesday to face Agnes Scott College at 5 p.m. ET.