Skidmore edges Saints women's lacrosse team in season finale, 14-13
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team suffered a 14-13 overtime loss to Skidmore on Saturday in its 2014 season finale in Saratoga Springs, NY. Chloe Knapp, Hannah Calvelli and Carly VanTassel each had two goals for the Saints, while Spencer Morgan's six goals led the Thoroughbreds to victory.
Skidmore closes out its season at 6-10 (5-4) after finishing with statistical leads in shots (26-2), free position shots (8-4), draw controls (17-14) and ground balls (32-28) on Saturday. The Saints finish the year 6-9 (4-5) and were done in by 28 turnovers. Addie Cunningham made seven saves in the loss, while Megan Kolopsky earned the win with four saves for Skidmore.The Thoroughbreds raced out to a 5-0 lead in the first half, as Morgan figured on four of the team's five goals only 8:43 into regulation. She scored three and assisted on Tyler Phillips' first of four goals as the home team grabbed a big lead.
Despite falling behind, St. Lawrence would rally with a five-goal run of its own to tie the game at 5-5. Calvelli got St. Lawrence on the board, while Isabelle Mackell followed only 37 seconds later. Abigail Owens, Jill Carlton and Julia Mitiguy then score consecutive goals to bring the visitors all the way back with 3:03 left in the half. Morgan would cap the half's scoring for Skidmore for a 6-5 lead, but the Saints were back in the game.
After Calvelli scored only 41 seconds into the second half, neither team held a two-goal lead the rest of the way. The teams went goal-for-goal throughout an intense second half, with St. Lawrence taking a 10-9 lead thanks to back-to-back goals by Knapp and VanTassel with 7:28 to play. After Emma Olcott tied it for Skidmore, Knapp's 17th of the year made it 11-10 Saints with 4:52 left.
Skidmore would respond behind its top two weapons, as Phillips tied it at 27:02 before Morgan picked up her fifth of the game 28 seconds later for a 12-11 Thoroughbred lead. The home team couldn't put it away though, as Caroline Bailey sent the game to overtime tied 12-12 with an unassisted goal with 1:37 left in regulation.
The back-and-forth game continued in the extra session, with Emma Harris and Kiera Taussig scoring for Skidmore and St. Lawrence, respectively. However, Morgan's sixth of the afternoon with 1:05 left in the opening overtime put the Thoroughbreds back on top 14-13. Kolopsky then made her biggest save of the game in the second 3:00 minute session, and the Saints turned it over twice to let Skidmore escape with the 14-13 overtime win.
Saturday's season finale was the last game in a St. Lawrence uniform for the members of the Class of 2014, including Carly VanTassel, Abigail Horan, Tasha Cornell-Roberts, Regina Rogers, Parker Benedict and Tory Small.