Late tally wins it

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

Kimberly Segalas 4, Lindsay Stavola 3, Lauren McCarthy 2, Summer Segalas, Robin Fetterolf.
Brittany Lines 4, Lisa Jurd 2, Paige Messersmith 2, Mary Tokolish, Chelsea Watkins.

Stavola 2, Madden.
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.