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Connecticut College 13, #20 Bates College 12 20T Camels Rally from Eight Goals Down to Pull Out First NESCAC Win

Abby Hill ´11
Abby Hill ´11
LEWISTON, Maine -- The Connecticut College Women´s Lacrosse Team rallied from being eight goals down in the second half to defeat Bates College in double overtime Saturday, 13-12. With the win, the Camels (4-5) have climbed back into the NESCAC post-season picture with a 1-5 record in conference play. The 20th ranked Bobcats slip to 4-5 with a 2-4 mark in league play. Katelyn Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.) had three goals and three assist to lead the visitors. Brianna Miller (Sudbury, Mass.) and Libby Nichols (Baltimore, Md.) both scored three goals for the Camels. Abby Hill (Stoneham, Mass.) tallied two goals and one assist to go with a game-high five ground balls and four caused turnovers. Hope Barone (North Kingstown, R.I.) collected five draw controls in the triumph. Ashleigh Kowtoniuk (Johnstown, Pa.) had another huge game in the cage, finishing with 10 saves, four ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers. Kelsey Burke (Kingston, N.H.) saw three minutes of action to cover for a yellow card issued to Kowtoniuk at the end of regulation. Bates built a 6-2 lead at the half opened the second stanza on a 4-0 run to take hold of their largest lead with 25:53 remaining, 10-2. The Camels stormed back with a 9-to-1 run, tying the game on a goal from Miller with 12 seconds left in regulation. Molly Radis (Peaks Island, Maine) scored 1:57 into the six-minute first overtime period and the Bobcats held that lead until the final minute of the frame. But Miller scored the equalizer with 12 seconds left in the session to send the game to double overtime. With 1:56 remaining in the sudden death overtime, Abby Hill (Stoneham, Mass.) took a pass from Driscoll and buried the game-winner for the Camels. Morgan Maciewicz (Marblehead, Mass.) scored three goals for Bates, while Joan O'Neill (Westwood, Mass.) added two goals and four assists. Radis scored two goals with two assists, and Briana Gross (Andover, Mass.) added two goals and one assist. Bates goalie Mara Krueger (St. Louis, Mo.) made eight saves in the loss.

April 10, 2010

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