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Women's Lacrosse Falls in Overtime

March 22, 2014

(3-7, 0-4 PL) 
  1 2 OT Final
 Lafayette 5 5 0 10
 Holy Cross 3 7 1 11

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(5-6, 3-1 PL)
 Statistical Leaders
 Goals Totals
LC - Kleiber 4
HC - Ward 3
 Assists Totals
LC - White 1
HC - Ryan 2
 Draw Controls Totals
LC - White  8
HC - Martino 7
 Ground Balls Totals
LC - Rath 4
HC - Ryan 5
 Caused Turnovers Totals
LC - White 6
HC - Two Players 2
 Player Mins GA S
 LC - Curtin (3-7) 60:00 11 9
 HC - Weber (5-6) 60:00 10 9

Worcester, Mass. - Lafayette women's lacrosse fell in overtime 11-10 on Saturday afternoon in Patriot League action. The Leopards erased a 9-5 deficit early in the second half to tie the game and force the extra session.

Laura Kleiber opened the scoring five minutes into the first half with her 22 goal of the season. The Crusaders answered with a 3-0 spurt to take a 3-1 lead with 17:32 to play in the period. Kleiber countered for the Leopards less than a minute later to pull Lafayette within one. Ana White took advantage of a free position shot to tie the game at 3 with 10:30 left in the opening half.

The Leopards took the lead with 10 minutes to play in the period, as Kleiber pushed the Leopards' run to three, giving Lafayette a 4-3 advantage. Kleiber tacked on another two minutes later and the Leopards went into the break leading the Crusaders, 5-3.

The Crusaders scored six straight goals to open the second half and took a 9-5 lead with 23:51 left to play. With 14 minutes to play, Charlotte Avallone stopped the run and cut the deficit to three, 9-6. A minute later White scored her second free position goal of the afternoon to make it a two-goal game.

Avallone netted her second goal of the contest followed a minute later by White's third goal to tie the game at nine. After a Holy Cross goal, Amanda Case knotted the game at 10 with three and a half minutes to go and the Leopards and Crusaders remained tied the rest of regulation.

Holy Cross scored the only goal in overtime with 3:06 left to play. Lafayette had a chance late in the extra session, but Case's shot in the final seconds rang off the goal post and the Crusaders escaped with an 11-10 victory.

The Leopards dropped to 0-4 in Patriot League play, while the Crusaders moved to 3-1. Kleiber powered the Leopards attack with four goals, while White tallied three goals and one assist. Avallone also netted a pair of goals for the Leopards. White and Kleiber were all over the field as they finished with six and three caused turnovers, respectively. Meghan Curtin made nine saves in the loss.

Lafayette remains on the road at Central Connecticut Tuesday night at 7 p.m.