Tigers Overcome Five-Goal Deficit, Beat Regis in Overtime

DURANGO, Colo. Colorado College overcame a five-goal halftime deficit to defeat Regis University, 14-11, in overtime on Saturday afternoon.

Grace Maloney tied the game with 1:53 to play in regulation and Maggie Defanti scored what proved to be the game-winning goal 2:03 into the extra period. Sarah Phillips and Scarlet Prati added insurance goals as the Tigers scored on all three of their shots in overtime.

Abby Fink made three of her 12 saves on free-position shots during the extra six minutes when the Rangers had a 4-3 advantage in total shots. She improved to 6-2 between the pipes.

Colorado College led 4-2 with 14:23 remaining in the first half after Prati and Leslie Jacoby scored 12 seconds apart, but the Rangers scored seven consecutive goals during a span of 6:37 to take a 7-4 lead after 30 minutes.

The Tigers opened the second half with a 6-1 run and tied the game at 10-10 on Defanti's second goal with 9:50 to play. Kelsi Goings put the Rangers ahead for the final time on a free-position goal with 5:31 to go, but Maloney's goal sent the game to overtime.

Brittany Farniok stopped nine shots for Regis, but none in overtime. Defanti paced the Tiger attack with three goals and an assist. Jacoby and Prati each scored twice and set up two other goals, while Marissa McGrann and Maloney found the net twice.

Nancy Makuch had a game-high five ground balls to lead the CC defense. AriAnna McDonal and Margaret Nahrup had three goals and an assist for Regis. The Tigers improved to 6-2, while the Rangers slipped to 2-5.

Colorado College returns to action on Sunday against Fort Lewis College.

2010-04-03



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