Kakareka's Overtime Goal Lifts Bloomsburg Past Bentley

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. Sophomore Allie Kakareka scored with six seconds left in overtime as Bloomsburg University edged Bentley University 14-13 in non-conference women's lacrosse on Sunday afternoon.

With the Huskies trailing 13-12 with just 21 seconds left in the extra session, sophomore Samantha King tied the game up. Junior Tia Mazzie then won the draw control, allowing Kakareka to score with six ticks left on the clock. Senior Kim Springman won the ensuing draw control to seal the win.

The game went into overtime tied at 11 after sophomore Olivia Bouchard (Warwick, R.I./Loomis-Chaffee) scored for Bentley with 3:20 left in regulation.

Bouchard scored with 45 seconds left in the first three-minute session to give the Falcons a 12-11 lead. After the teams switched ends, Kakareka knotted the game at 12 with 2:41 remaining. Sophomore Megan Wiggins (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxboro) gave Bentley its final lead of the game with a goal from freshman Cori Geiger (Agawam, Mass./Agawam) with 1:45 to go.

Much like overtime, regulation was back-and-forth. The largest lead of the game for Bloomsburg was two goals, early in the first half at 3-1 and 9-7 early in the second half. Bentley's largest lead was 7-4 in the first half after three straight goals. The Huskies though scored the last three goals of the first half to make it 7-7 at intermission.

Geiger was Bentley's leading scorer with three goals and three assists. Bouchard also had a hat trick and freshman Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) scored twice.

Bentley falls to 4-2 on the season while Bloomsburg improves to 6-3. The Falcons are back in action on Wednesday at Assumption for a Northeast-10 Conference game.

2010-03-28



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