Shorewomen Stun No. 5 Gettysburg in Two OTs

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Freshman midfielder Alli Dudley (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) scored the game-winning goal with 18.8 seconds left in the second extra period as host Washington College upset fifth-ranked Gettysburg, 12-11, in double overtime in a Centennial Conference lacrosse game this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.

The Shorewomen (9-4, 5-2 Centennial) broke a 17-game losing streak to the Bullets (12-2, 6-1) and clinched a berth in the five-team Centennial Conference Tournament with the win., their first in the series since a 12-9 win on May 1st, 1999.

Dudley's game-winner came off an assist from junior midfielder Emily Hubley(West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin) after Hubley was awarded a free-position attempt with 21 seconds to go. Instead of taking her shot, Hubley passed to Dudley, who cut in front of the goal and beat Gettysburg goalie Catherine Towers for the golden-goal game-winner.

The Bullets had two chances to win the game early in the second overtime, but a free-position shot by Maggie Connollyhit the post 12 seconds into the period and a shot by Kelsey Markiewicz was saved by Washington freshman goalie Allison Remenapp (Woodbine, Md./Century) with 2:08 left.

The two teams battled back and forth from the opening draw. Washington struck first when freshman midfielder Katherine Vincent (Wilton, Conn/Wilton) scored off a Hubley pass 26 seconds into the contest. Gettysburg responded with a goal by Bridget Kenny off a Katie Blumenthal feed with 28:15 left and a Mandy Buell tally with 26:13 remaining in the first half.

Washington evened the score at 2-2 on a free-position goal by sophomore attacker Carley Kendall (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) with 21:17 to go. Maggie Connolly then netted a free-position goal of her own with 19:06 remaining before Washington senior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, Md./Towson) tied the game at 3-3 with 16:32 to play before halftime. Markiewicz put the Bullets back in front, 4-3, with 15:08 left, but Eisenbrandt knotted the score at 4-4 with 2:39 remaining before the break.

The Bullets took a 7-5 lead to open the second half on a goal by Kenny with 24:53 remaining and a free-position tally by Loren Pruitt with 21:50 to go. Washington then scored five unanswered goals to build a 9-6 advantage. Vincent started things off with a goal off a pass from Dudley at 21:29, Eisenbrandt found freshman midfielder Cara Pascarella (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East) for a goal with 17:11 on the clock.

Eisenbrandt netted a free-position goal at 15:08, Dudley scored off an assist from junior defender Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) at 12:41, and Eisenbrandt scored off a pass from freshman midfielder Anna Inserra (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills West) with 11:09 to play.

Borucki broke up Washington's run with a free-position goal with 10:19 left in regulation, but Washington junior attacker Caroline Lovett (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) scored a free-position goal of her own with 7:39 left to give the Shorewomen a 10-7 lead. The Bullets then ran off three straight goals to force the first overtime. Markiewicz scored two free-position goals just 14 seconds apart with 6:05 and 5:51 left, respectively, before Connolly netted the tying goal with 3:48 remaining.

Washington scored quickly to open the full-time, six-minute first overtime period as Eisenbrandt put Washington in front, 11-10, just 49 seconds in. A shot by Connolly was stopped by Remenapp with 18 seconds remaining, but Connolly picked up the ground ball after a scrum and fed Pruitt for a goal with 4.8 seconds on the clock to even the score at 11-11 and force the second overtime.

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2014-04-19



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