Brooklyn (April 15, 2016) – Kelly Maloney scored with 2:06 remaining in overtime off a feed from Sammie Knapp to lift Mount St. Mary's University women's lacrosse to a 15-14 comeback win over LIU Brooklyn in Northeast Conference action on Friday. With the victory, the Mount improves to 2-1 in NEC play.
Trailing 14-12 with just under five minutes left in regulation, Knapp scored back-to-back goals to propel the Mountaineer comeback and send the game into overtime.
Molly Morris led all scorers with seven points on five goals and two assists, and Knapp (3g, 1a) and Nicole Snyder (2g, 1a) chipped in with a combined seven points. Nicole Lantuh and Maloney each added two goals as five Mountaineers total tallied multi-goal performances.
The Mountaineers led for the entire first period as they jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the opening eight minutes of play. Lantuh tallied the opening goal off a feed from Morris, and Morris followed with three straight goals to pick up the early hat trick and stake the Mount to a four-goal advantage.
The Mount extended its lead to 6-1 at the midway mark of the first half before LIU Brooklyn registered three straight tallies to trim its deficit to 6-4 with 7:53 remaining.
Taylor Carhart and Maloney notched the final two Mount goals of the half, and the Mountaineers headed into the break with an 8-5 lead.
Senior Steph Rurkowski collected her fourth win in goal for Mount St. Mary's in the contest.
The Mount continues its road trip with a matchup at Sacred Heart on Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m.