Shenandoah Falls to Frostburg State in Overtime

WINCHESTER, Va. Shenandoah University lost its second straight hard-fought women's lacrosse match with a 16-15 overtime defeat to Frostburg State Wednesday evening.

Ali Zimmel scored with 23 seconds remaining in the overtime session to give FSU (6-4) the victory over Shenandoah (6-5).

The Bobcats, who trailed 15-14 after the first three-minute extra session, cleared the ball down to Zimmel, who dodged two defenders before defeating Hornets keeper Tori Beasley.

FSU then won the ensuing draw and was able to run out the clock to hold on for the win.

Zimmel's game-winner capped a contest in which the two teams traded the lead three times and were tied on four other occasions.

Shenandoah, which trailed 12-8 with 17:44 to play, stormed back by scoring the five of the final six goals of regulation.

Junior Sara Mucciaro figured in three of the goals, including an unassisted tally with 58 seconds remaining that tied the game at 13-13.

SU appeared to get the game-winner 37 seconds later, but Ashley Heroth's point blank shot went off the crossbar and Frostburg State was able to clear.

The Bobcats needed just 13 seconds to score the initial goal of overtime before Kierra Nicholson and Heroth tallied at 2:13 and 1:27, respectively, to give the hosts a 15-14 lead. Mucciaro assisted on both goals.

Frostburg knotted the game for the last time on an unassisted goal by Megan Dent-Carman at 1:54 of the second half of overtime. Just over a minute later, Zimmel got the game-winner.

FSU outshot Shenandoah 52-36, had a 29-24 advantage in groundballs and won 20 of 35 draw controls.

Beasley made a season-high 21 saves for SU.

Mucciaro led the Hornets with three goals and three assists while freshman Sydney Anderson added three goals and an assist.

The Hornets continue this seven-game homestand with a Friday USA South Conference game against Agnes Scott (Ga.). Game time is 4:00.

2010-04-01



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