Skidmore breaks deadlock in final minute to down McDaniel
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Lindsay Stavola capped her hat trick with 48.9 seconds on the clock to break a 10-all deadlock and propel Skidmore to an 11-10 non-conference women's lacrosse victory over McDaniel on Tuesday.
Stavola added two assists from the Thoroughbreds (2-0), who overcame an 8-4 deficit early in the second half to remain undefeated on the young season. Kimberly Segalas added a team-high four goals.
Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) led the Green Terror (1-4) with four goals of her own and added an assist.
Trailing 8-4, Robin Fetterolf ignited a run of four straight unassisted goals with a tally at the 25:04 that eventually tied the game fewer than 10 minutes later.
Back-to-back markers from Stavola 1 minute, 52-seconds apart pulled the visitors within 8-7 with 16:13 to play before Segalas evened the game 48 seconds later.
Lines reestablished the one-goal edge for McDaniel 50 seconds later before Stavola found Lauren McCarthy to knot the game at 9-all with 13:41 showing.
Exactly four minutes later, Mary Tokolish (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) picked up the ground ball after a missed McDaniel shot and put it in the back of the net for a 10-9 advantage.
Stavola once again found McCarthy with 3:18 to play before Stavola rolled around the cage and hit the back of the net for the game-winner.
Abbie Hamlin won the ensuing draw control and the Thoroughbreds were able to maintain possession for the remainder of the contest.
Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) staked McDaniel to a 1-0 lead just 3:32 into the game before back-to-back tallies from Segales gave Skidmore a 2-1 lead with 21:02 to play in the first half.
Lines and Summer Segalas traded free-position goals nearly two minutes apart before Lines hit Lisa Jurd (Columbia, Md./Hammond) to even the game ta 3-all with 15:13 showing.
A Kimberly Segalas free-position tally gave the visitors a 4-3 advantage with 12:53 to play but Messersmtih countered with an unassisted marker to spark a 5-0 run with 10:48 remaining.
A Jurd free-position goal 32 seconds later gave the hosts a one-goal lead before Tokolish found Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) with 8:34 on the clock.
Tallies from Lines in the final eight seconds of the first half and first 2:39 of the second half stretched the lead to 8-4.
Messersmith added five of the Green Terror's 13 draw controls.
McDaniel returns to action at Washington (Md.) on Wednesday, Mar. 23. Game time is 4 p.m.
Score by Period 1 2 - F
Skidmore (2-0) 4 7 - 11
McDaniel (1-4) 7 3 - 10
Skidmore: Kimberly Segalas 4, Lindsay Stavola 3, Lauren McCarthy 2, Summer Segalas, Robin Fetterolf.
McDaniel: Brittany Lines 4, Lisa Jurd 2, Paige Messersmith 2, Mary Tokolish, Chelsea Watkins.
Skidmore: Stavola 2, Madden.
McDaniel: Jurd, Lines, Tokolish.
Goalies: S (Rachel Klein – 8 saves, 10 GA, 60:00), M (Katherine Herzog – 4 saves, 11 GA, 60:00). Caused Turnovers: S 7, M 7.