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Wilhelmsen Powers Women's Lacrosse Past American

April 5, 2014

(5-9, 1-5 PL) 
  1 2 OT Final
 Lafayette 6 7 2 15
 American 9 4 0 13

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(4-10, 0-5 PL)
 Statistical Leaders
 Goals Totals
LC - Wilhelmsen 6
AU - Maher, Lugovina 3
 Assists Totals
LC - Case, Kleiber, White 1
AU - Mangan  3
 Draw Controls Totals
LC - White  8
AU - Maher 7
 Ground Balls Totals
LC - Rath 3
AU - Mangan 3
 Caused Turnovers Totals
LC - White  3
AU - Binstein 2
 Player Mins GA S
 LC - Curtin (5-9) 66:00 13 2
 AU - Ferri (2-7) 66:00 15 5

Washington, D.C. - Kirsten Wilhelmsen tallied six goals including the game-winner in overtime, as the Leopards erased a four-goal second half deficit in a 15-13 win. Lafayette moved to 1-5 in Patriot League women's lacrosse play, while the Eagles dropped to 0-5.

Charlotte Avallone scored four goals and Laura Kleiber finished with a hat trick for the Leopards. Charlotte Rath led Lafayette with three ground balls, while causing two turnovers. Ana White tallied a goal, an assist, eight draw controls, two ground balls and a team-high three caused turnovers.

Lafayette and American exchanged goals over the first ten minutes. Avallone and Wilhelmsen tallied goals, as the Leopards and Eagles were knotted at two. American scored the next two to build a 4-2 lead, but Avallone answered with a pair for the Leopards to complete her hat trick and tie the game at four with 13:56 to go in the first half.

The Eagles found the back of the net at 12:19 and 11:01 to build a two-goal cushion. Kleiber slowed the American run with a free position goal at the 9:42 mark. American would score the next three to take a 9-5 lead late in the first half. A late goal from White trimmed the deficit to 9-6 at the half.

Wilhelmsen started the scoring in the second half, but American answered back and pushed its lead to four, 11-7 with 24:03 to play. Melissa Galione converted on a free position shot followed by Wilhelmesen's third goal of the contest to draw the Leopards within two, 11-9 at the 21 minute mark. Avallone and Wilhelmsen scored their fourth goals of the game to tie the game at 11 with 10:46 on the clock.

American pushed ahead at the 8:25 mark, but Wilhelemsen countered for the Leopards with six and a half minutes to play to tie the game at 12. The Eagles took a 13-12 lead just 30 seconds later. Kleiber found the back of the net with less than three minutes to play to tie the game at 13. In the final minute, Meghan Curtin made two crucial stops to preserve the tie and send the game to overtime.

In the overtime, Wilhelmsen tallied as time expired in the first overtime session to give the Leopards a 14-13 lead. Kleiber added an insurance goal in the second period to help Lafayette secure a 15-13 win.

The Leopards return to action on Wednesday night, when they host Bucknell at 7:30 p.m.