Skidmore Hands Vassar One-Goal Defeat

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-- The Skidmore College women's lacrosse team withstood a late Vassar College rally for a 13-12 Liberty League win, Saturday afternoon at Wachenheim Field. The Thoroughbreds are 5-4 overall and 1-2 in Liberty play, while the Brewers fall to 4-6 and 0-4.

Kimberly Segalas (Stamford, Conn./King & Low-Heywood) broke a 12-12 tie with a free position goal with 1:21 left in regulation. The Brewers had a chance to tie it with 10 seconds left, but Thoroughbred goalie Rachel Klein saved a free position shot by Elizabeth Feltch to preserve the win.

Skidmore built a 5-2 first half lead on goals by five different players. Vassar responded by scoring four straight, including a pair by Sarah Warner to take a 6-5 lead with 6:53 to play. The Thoroughbreds came back with consecutive goals by Lauren Madden (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) at 3:10 and Lauren McCarthy (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) at 1:31 to go back on top, 7-6. Vassar's Larisa Lasko scored with 12 seconds to play in the half to send the teams into the break tied 7-7.

Lasko opened the second half with a goal at 29:31, giving the Brewers their final lead of the game, 8-7. Skidmore scored the next four to open an 11-8 advantage. Madden had a pair and Ceilidh MacNeill (Framingham, Mass./St. Mark's) and Abbie Klaus (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) had solo tallies in the run.

Vassar regrouped with consecutive goals by Feltch at 12:36 and Lasko at 11:27 to pull within one 11-10. Klaus then used a spin move to get past her defender and rifled a shot past Brewer goalie Nicole Engelhardt at 11:07 to make it 12-10. Vassar patiently came back to tie it 12-12 with goals by Feltch at 8:39 and Allie Morgan at 4:03.

With under two minutes to play, Segalas got past two Vassar defenders before being fouled, setting up her free position game-winner. She then won the draw control, allowing Skidmore to kill off almost a minute before the Brewers got the ball back for the final attempt.

Segalas finished with two goals, three assists, four ground balls, three draw controls, and three caused turnovers. Madden had four goals, one assist, and four draws, Klause scored three goals, and McCarthy had two goals. Klein had a big game in net with 10 saves and five ground balls.

Warner ended the game with three goals and an assist. Lasko had three goals, and Feltch had two goals and an assist. Engelhardt finished with nine saves.

Skidmore is at Williams on April 14.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (April 10, 2010) Skidmore junior midfielder Kimberly Seagalas scored the game-winning goal with 1:21 remaining on a free position shot to propel the host Thoroughbreds past the Vassar College women's lacrosse team, 13-12, in Liberty League play on Saturday afternoon.

In a game that had six ties and saw the Brewers come back from an 11-8 deficit with 15 minutes to play. Vassar sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Feltch had a chance to tie the contest with 10 seconds remaining, but her free position shot was saved by Skidmore goalie Rachel Klein, preserving the win.

The Brewers now fall to 4-6, 0-3 on the season. They will return to Liberty League play next with road contests at Clarkson on April 16 at 4:00 p.m. and against St. Lawrence on April 17 at 2:00 p.m. Skidmore improves to 5-4, 1-2 and will travel to Williams for a 7:00 p.m. game on April 14.

Vassar came back from three goal deficits twice during the game. Skidmore broke out to a 5-2 lead with 16:47 to play in the first half, but the Brewers who tallied only two goals on Friday afternoon against Union responded. Vassar scored four straight times, getting goals from junior midfielder Emily Kloppenberg, two goals from junior attack Sarah Warner and one from senior midfielder #Liz Pacheco to take a 6-5 lead.

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