SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna rallied from a four-goal deficit early in the second half before having the final say in a back-and-forth affair, defeating McDaniel 21-20 in overtime in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday.
Julia Jacobs (Stevensonville, Md./St. Mary's) led the Green Terror (9-6) with eight goals, notching the most goals in a game since Erinn Hopkins tallied eight against Muhlenberg exactly six years ago. Sam Barbeito (Wolfsville, Md./Middletown) added four goals and five assists.
Michelle McGinniss led the Crusaders (9-4) with six goals and three assists, including the game-winner on a free-position shot with 1:30 to play.
Trailing 19-18 after Jacobs put McDaniel on top with 31 seconds left, Emma Jones finished a feed from McGinniss with just nine ticks remaining to knot the game and force overtime.
After neither team scored through the first half of the first extra session, Becky Hughes took advantage of a man-advantage situation to give the hosts a 20-19 advantage with 2:18 to play.
Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) knotted the game once again 29 seconds later before McGinness netted the game-winner.
After a McHugh goal staked Susquehanna to a 1-0 lead just 45 seconds into the game, Maggie Quinn (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) netted the first two of her three goals 14 seconds apart to put McDaniel on top 2-1 with 28:38 showing.
Goals from McGinness and Annie McElaney put the Crusaders back in front by one with 25:39 to play before Barbeito knotted the game 35 seconds later.
Two Jacobs goals and a Quinn tally gave McDaniel a 7-5 lead with 15:48 showing before Emma Ehler and Kelcie Elher tied the game once again with 12:16 on the clock.
Goals from Barbeito, Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) and Jacobs turned an 11-10 edge in the final minute of the first half into a 14-10 lead with 28:08 to play in the second half.
Two goals each from McGinniss and Emma Ehler over a 4-minute, 34-seocnd span evened the game before the final 20 minutes was played in a two-goal window.
Entrot also finished with three goals and eight draw controls while Quinn added six draws to her three tallies.
The Green Terror, who earned a Centennial Conference tournament berth by virtue of other results on Wednesday, concludes the regular season at Washington (Md.) on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m. The winner of Saturday's game will receive the No. 3 seed in the upcoming tournament while the loser will host the first-round game on Wednesday.