ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – McDaniel had the final say in a back-and-forth affair when Monica Parcell (Prospect, Park, Pa./Interboro) converted a free-position shot with 12.3 seconds left to break a 13-all deadlock and lift her team to a 14-13 non-conference women's lacrosse victory over St. Mary's (Md.) on Friday.
Taylor Sartor paced the Seahawks (2-5) with a hat trick of her own.
McDaniel built an 11-8 lead on Jacobs' fifth of the game midway through the second half before Maggie Wagner converted a pair of Emily Shafer's eight assists 2:13 apart to close the deficit to 11-10 with 12:58 showing.
A Daniella Hanacek unassisted goal evened the contest with 10:24 to play.
Messersmith and Hanacek traded markers 66 seconds apart to keep the game level before Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) hit a free-position goal with 6:08 on the clock for a 13-12 lead.
Sartor knotted the game for the sixth time, finishing Shafer's 14th helper of the year with 3:22 to play before Parcell netted the winner on her 8-meter shot.
Shafer staked St. Mary's to a 1-0 lead just 1:09 into the game but Messersmith responded 40 seconds left, finishing a feed from Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll).
Lauren Gray and Jacobs traded goals nearly three minutes apart to keep the game level with 22:41 to play before Shelby Newman put the Seahawks on top for the final time with 16:47 remaining in the first half.
A Messersmith solo run and free-position goals from Jacobs and Katie Timmons (Bishopville, Md./Stephen Decatur) put McDaniel in front 5-3 with 8:04 on the clock.
Brynn Miller momentarily broke up the run but three straight 8-meter goals stretched the McDaniel lead to 8-4 with 2:32 remaining. Parcell hit the back of the net with 6:39 on the clock before Jacobs converted with 3:26 and 2:32 to play.
Newman closed the deficit to 8-5 at halftime, scoring 1:07 before the break.
Parcell opened the second-half scoring off a Messersmith assist 2:28 into the stanza.
Goals from Sartor and Amelia Tenberg trimmed the deficit to two before Beaudry finished a solo run with 17:37 to play for a 10-7 lead.
Sartor converted from Shafer 1:30 later before Samantha Barbeito (Myersville, Md./Middletown) found Jacobs with 15:40 to play for another three-goal advantage.
Messersmith added six draw controls, four ground balls and four caused turnovers.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Bryn Mawr in the Centennial Conference opener on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.