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Women's lacrosse falls in overtime

Women's lacrosse falls in overtime

After forcing overtime with a goal in the final minute, the Wilmington College women's lacrosse team couldn't carry the momentum into the overtime period as Franciscan scored three goals in the extra session to pullout the 16-13 non-conference win at Williams Stadium.

"It was great game," said Wilmington head coach Brett Yenger.  "Everyone came out strong. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out how we wanted."

Trailing by two with less than four minutes remaining, freshman Kiki Hall (Westerville, OH/Central) scored with 3:45 remaining, and then sophomore Rachel Routzong (Urbana, OH/Urbana) got the equalizer with 47 seconds remaining.

The Barons scored with 2:19 left in the extra period to break the time, and then added two goals in the final minute to account for the final score.

The teams traded goals in the first 20 minutes, and it was Franciscan that would take the lead into halftime on a goal with 1:36 remaining.

Senior Sammy Koerner (Fairfield, OH/Badin) scored the tying goal moments into the second half, but the Barons countered with three unanswered. Undeterred, the Fightin' Quakers tallied five of the next six goals – and took the lead when Koerner found the back of the net with 15:28 left.

However, Franciscan took advantage of two power plays to score three straight to take the lead, 12-10.

Koerner and senior Rachel Gutowski (Petoskey, MI/Petoskey) both scored four times for Wilmington, and Hall registered her second career hat trick with three goals.

Sophomore Katie Bennett (Newport, OH/Frontier) registered 29 saves in the loss.

Wilmington (0-4) travels to Transylvania 7 p.m. Tuesday for a non-conference game with the Pioneers.