Emmitsburg, Md. (April 14, 2017) – Marjorie Dehm's goal two and a half minutes into overtime lifted Wagner to a 9-8 victory over Mount St. Mary's University in Northeast Conference women's lacrosse action on Friday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium.
After the Mount was denied the potential game-winner on the offensive end, Wagner worked the ball downfield and behind the Mount cage. Heidi Colford was able to find an open Dehm just in front of net, where she sent a quick shot past goalie Jillian Petito for the game winner.
With the victory, Wagner improves to 3-10 overall and 1-2 in Northeast Conference play, while the Mount drops to 2-9 on the year and 1-2 in conference.
Sammie Knapp tallied three goals to pace the Mountaineers in the contest, while Kelly Maloney (2g, 1a) and Taylor Carhart (2g) netted two apiece. Petito took the loss despite making a season-high 15 saves.
For Wagner, Colford notched five points on a pair of goals and three assists, and Dehm and Olivia Streilein chipped in with two goals each. Kelsey Fee earned the win in net with a 14-save performance.
The Mount outshot Wagner by a 32-30 margin in the tilt and also held an 18-14 advantage on ground balls.
The Mount and Wagner traded a pair of goals apiece through the opening 10 minutes of play before the Seahawks tallied three of the next four to take a 5-3 advantage at the 5:24 mark.
Maloney and Knapp each found the back of the net in the final four-plus minutes of the half to even the game at 5-all heading into the halftime break.
Mount St. Mary's took its first lead of the contest at the 25:54 mark of the second period on Knapp's third score of the afternoon, but Streilein answered to tie things back up at 6-6 with 17:16 showing on the clock.
With the game knotted up at 7-7 with eight minutes remaining, the Mount was able to take the lead on an unconventional play. Marley Heller, who was just outside the arc, tried to feed a pass down low to Maisy Haney. Wagner goalie Kelsey Fee charged off her line in an attempt to intercept the pass, but whiffed on the ball while crashing into Haney. The ball found its way past both Haney and Fee's sticks and into the back of the net, giving the Mount an 8-7 lead on a goal credited to Heller.
With just 2:43 remaining in regulation, Lauren Ednie scored with one second left on the shot clock to even the tilt at 8-8, and eventually send the game into overtime.
Dehm's second goal of the contest off a feed from Colford early in the overtime period proved to be the game winner, sending the Seahawks away with a 9-8 victory.
Mount St. Mary's returns to action next Friday (April 21) against LIU Brooklyn at 4 p.m. in Emmitsburg.