SALEM, Va. – Senior midfielder Kathleen Wager scored with one minute left in the second overtime to push Roanoke past the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team, 13-12, on Wednesday evening at Kerr Stadium.
After ending regulation with the score knotted at 12-12, the teams remained scoreless in the first six minutes of overtime. Entering the fifth period in a sudden victory situation, Wager netted the game-winning goal with one minute remaining to solidify the Maroons' first win of the season.
RC (1-3, 1-0) jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead by the 24:27 mark. W&L (2-5, 2-1) then scored four straight to take a 4-3 lead with 19:10 left in the first half, but Maroons first-year attacker Briana Storey tied up the game with a goal at 16:04 (4-4). Each team registered three more goals in the half, with the score even at 7-7 entering the break.
The Maroons started the second period with two unanswered goals by 26:57 to take a 9-7 lead. Back-to-back goals by junior attacker Katie Hagen (West Chester, Pa./Notre Dame) in the next 2:17 evened the score at 9-9, but RC senior attacker Jamie Golden found the back of the net at 22:50 to put the Maroons back on top, 10-9.
Junior midfielder Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass./Brooks) and first-year attacker Margaret Pascale (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) answered with goals, pulling the Generals ahead, 11-10, with 14:30 left in the contest. Two more tallies by Roanoke brought the score to 12-11 at 8:11, while Klein netted one more goal at the six-minute mark to even the score at 12-12 and lead to the triple overtime.
Sophomore Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) spent the entire game in net for the Generals, stopping eight shots and recording 13 goals-against. In the cage for RC was sophomore Lauren Curtin, who registered 13 saves and 12 goals-against in 68 minutes.
Junior midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J./) paced W&L with three goals and two assists, while claiming three ground balls, three caused turnovers and two draw controls. Pascale added three tallies, while Hagen and Klein netted a pair of goals a piece. First-year midfielder Emily Conway (Darien, Conn./Greenwich Academy) collected five draw controls.
Wager led all scoring with four goals and one assist for the Maroons, while tallying four draw controls and three ground balls. Junior attacker Allison Bonnano registered three goals and one helper and sophomore midfielder Darragh Evarts notched a pair of goals. Evarts claimed five draw controls and senior attacker Rosie Knisley picked up four ground balls.
The Generals return to the field on Saturday, when they host Virginia Wesleyan for a 2:30 pm contest.
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