William & Mary Edges Delaware in Double OT

Mackrides tallied the first marker of the second half, snapping a scoreless streak of 26 minutes. She was followed just under three minutes later by Golden's second of the night. Anderson and Wannen were the next to score for William & Mary, followed by back-to-back goals from Holofcener.

McDonough had a hand in each of the next two Delaware goals, pulling the Hens to within one point of William & Mary with a marker 5:27 in the second.

Just a freshman, Burns proved her mettle, tying the game at 10 apiece after burying a pass from McDonough, beating Tribe netminder Emily Geary to the top-left corner, with just 28 seconds left on the clock.

After nine-plus minutes of extra time, Salmon was the one to break the tie and give William & Mary the 11-10 victory.

The game was close throughout, including in several stat columns. Delaware came away with the groundball advantage, edging the Tribe 16-15. Makenzie Worthington was Delaware's leading groundball, scooping up five.

But William & Mary came out on top in the draw circle, grabbing 14 while the Hens managed 12. McDonough and Daly grabbed three apiece.

In goal for Delaware, Worthington made 11 saves, reaching double digits for the third time this year. Geary made six stops in goal for William & Mary.

Delaware will close out the regular season Sunday when the Hens host Old Dominion at 1:00 p.m. at Delaware Stadium. The Hens need to win to keep their slim post-season chances alive.

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NEWARK, Del. (April 22, 2011) - The William and Mary lacrosse team rallied back from a four-goal second half deficit and freshman Taelor Salmon scored the game-winner with 1:55 remaining in sudden victory, as the Tribe earned a thrilling 11-10 win at Delaware on Friday evening.

The victory gives W&M (9-5, 4-1) its fifth win in the last six games and secures the program's fourth-consecutive Colonial Athletic Association tournament berth.

After trailing 8-4 with less than 20 minutes remaining in regulation, the College utilized a 6-0 run during an 11-minute stretch to pull ahead by two with 7:24 showing. A goal by Delaware's (7-9, 2-4) Bridget Burns with 0:28 left on the clock sent the game into overtime, and neither team registered a shot during the initial extra session.

Salmon had an attempt on goal with 1:23 remaining in the second overtime period, but UD goalkeeper Makenzie Worthington made the stop. On the ensuing possession, UD's Quinn Daly had a scoring opportunity but her shot hit the post as time expired. Wannen then won the draw to start the third extra session, and Salmon put away the game-winner 1:05 later.

Senior Ashley Holofcener led a group of eight Tribe players who tallied goals, as the Baltimore, Md., native recorded a game-high four points on two goals and two assists. Senior Grace Golden also totaled a pair of goals with five draw controls, four caused turnovers and two ground balls, while senior Molly Wannen added two goals, three draw controls, two ground balls and a caused turnover.

After equaling W&M's career caused turnovers record last weekend, senior Sarah Jonson took sole possession of the record with three more caused turnovers against the Blue Hens to increase her total to 132.

Delaware opened the game with a pair of goals, but the Tribe got on the board when sophomore Caitlin Murphy scored off an assist from classmate Kyrstin Mackrides with 23:02 showing.

Although UD briefly retook a two-goal lead on a score by Quinn Daly just 20 seconds later, W&M responded with a goals by junior Jenny Michael and Wannen to knot the count at 3-3 with 19:26 remaining in the half.

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