Penn State Women's Lacrosse Drops heartbreaker to William & Mary in overtime
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 14, 2004 - The 14th-ranked Penn State women's lacrosse team fell to No. 20 William & Mary Tribe in overtime, 12-11 today in Holuba Hall . The Nittany Lions drop to 1-4, while the Tribe improve their record to 3-1 on the year.
Senior Jackie Sherman (Wilton, Conn.)and sophomore Lori Havrilla (Devon, Pa.) each scored three goals to lead the team. Senior Jamie Donahue (Oreland, Pa.) added two goals and one assist while juniors Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Md.) and Emily Chambers (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) each added one goal. Freshman Karen Long (Ellicott City, Md.) netted one and sophomores Shari Maslin (New City, N.Y.) and Lauren Bryan (Folsom, Pa.) each assisted one goal.
Junior goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) recorded eight saves in the outing. Donahue also added four draw controls and Sherman had three. Maslin, Burke, Sherman and sophomore Liz Frand¨¦ (Ellicott City, Md.) each picked up two ground balls.
For William & Mary, Lauren Work netted three goals while Morgan Watkins, Kristen Wang and Emily Vitrano each notched two. Nicole Lewis and Colleen Dalon each scored one goal.
The first goal was not scored until seven minutes into the game, when Sherman scored unassisted to put Penn State up 1-0. However, William & Mary scored three goals within five minutes to go on top 3-1. Havrilla scored one for the Lions before William & Mary netted another two to go on top 5-2. Penn State then scored three goals to close out the half as Donahue found the net twice and Chambers added another goal, to tie the score at five when time ran out.
Penn State continued its scoring drive to open the second half, scoring five more goals in the first 14 minutes of play to total eight unanswered goals. First, Havrilla scored just one minute into the half. Six minutes later, Burke scored on a pass from Maslin. Long added another goal at the 38:52 mark before Jackie Sherman scored two goals in 15 seconds to put the Lions on top 10-5. Then William & Mary came back and tied the game at ten in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime. Havrilla scored the first goal of overtime just 36 seconds in but William & Mary answered back with two goals in 20 seconds to go on top 12-11 and the Lions could not regain possession to take any more shots before time ran out.
The Nittany Lions return to action next weekend when they play host to Princeton on Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m.
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