Women's Lacrosse Falls in Double Overtime to American International, 8-7

Women's Lacrosse Falls in Double Overtime to American International, 8-7

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Sophomore Devin Coulter scored the game-winning goal 36 seconds into the second overtime for American International College during its 8-7 victory over the Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team in a Northeast-10 Conference contest on Saturday at Duffy Field. 

Seniors Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), and Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women) were all honored during a pregame Senior Day ceremony.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-10, 1-10 NE10), AIC (4-11, 2-9 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Kaelyn Oliver (Canton, Conn./Canton), 2 goals, 3 ground balls
  • Senior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 2 goals, 2 ground balls, 3 draw controls
  • Senior Alex Vincent (Rush, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women), 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Erin Mikson (Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Regional), 1 goal
  • Senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 3 ground balls, 7 draw controls, 3 caused turnovers
  • Junior Katrina Pietz (Brentwood, N.H./Exeter), 9 ground balls (career high), 6 caused turnovers (career high)
  • Sophomore Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), 2 ground balls, 5 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School), 15 saves, 2 ground balls 

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Mary Bates, 2 goals, 1 assist
  • Senior Mikayla Demanche, 2 goals, 2 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers
  • Senior Lauren Witherspoon, 1 goal, 5 ground balls, 3 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Brianna O'Brien, 1 goal, 2 ground balls, 6 draw controls
  • Junior Chelsea Davis, 14 saves, 7 ground balls

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights held a 10-9 advantage in draw controls, while the Yellow Jackets held slim margins in shots (32-29) and ground balls (26-25). The Purple Knights forced 25 turnovers, committed 22, and had a 19-9 advantage in caused turnovers. They also converted on 4-of-6 free-position attempts.  
  • Coleman now has 80 career caused turnovers, passing Nicole Buckley '14 (79) for third in program history. She extended her single-season school-record caused turnover total to 48, tying her for 22nd in Division II history and putting her third in NE10 history.
  • Vincent moved into sole possession of fourth place in program history in career points (149). She also moved into a tie for sixth in single-season assists (18) in program history, while tying Brynne Curran '08 (39) for 10th in career assists at the College.
  • Annie Martin upped her career draw control total to 138, passing Melissa Jaskiewicz '15 (133) for second in Purple Knight history.

THE ACTION

  • The Purple Knights scored two of the game's three first-half goals as Oliver netted off a feed from Waystack at 15:46 to open the scoring. Demanche tallied a free-position goal for AIC at 9:15 before Mikson buried on woman-up, free-position attempt at 5:19.
  • Waystack opened the second half for the Purple Knights with a goal at 26:44 off a pass from Vincent to make it 3-1 before the Yellow Jackets responded with four of the next five goals to go up 5-4. Bates scored back-to-back goals, including a woman-up goal at 19:46, while Witherspoon notched the go-ahead goal at 16:36.
  • Vincent buried a woman-up marker at 13:35 to tie the game at 5-5 before Demanche and sophomore Emilee Giacondino scored just 27 apart to put AIC back up 7-5.
  • The Purple Knights were able to force overtime with two goals in the final 3:05 after Kate Martin and Oliver each scored free-position goals, with Oliver's tying the game with just 51 seconds remaining in regulation.
  • The Purple Knights had five shots in the first overtime, while AIC recorded two, as Davis made four saves and Putnam made two. Each team registered an unsuccessful free-position attempt in the period as well.
  • O'Brien grabbed the opening draw control of the second overtime to give AIC possession before Coulter scored the game-winning goal just 36 seconds in off a feed from Bates to end the game. 

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Wednesday at Stonehill College, 3:30 p.m.