Smith Scores Last Second Goal to Give Women's Lacrosse Third Straight Victory

Smith Scores Last Second Goal to Give Women's Lacrosse Third Straight Victory

ALBION, Mich. - The Adrian College women's lacrosse team won its third straight conference game with a 15-14 win over Albion. Emily Smith scored the final goal for the Bulldogs with just three seconds remaining in regulation.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 15, Albion 14

Location: Albion, Michigan (Davis Athletic Complex

Records: Adrian (4-6, 3-1 MIAA), Albion (3-8, 2-3 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Annie Rice gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the opening two minutes of the first half.

• Albion responded with four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead.

• The Bulldogs would rally back, tying the game at nine goals each with just 17 seconds left in the first half.

• The score remained close throughout the second half with neither team being able to pull away from the other.

• With the score tied at 14, Adrian called a timeout with after a successful clear attempt with 1:21 remaining in the game.

• Smith scored a goal after the Bulldog timeout to take the lead 15-14 with just nine seconds left to play.

TOP DOGS

Annie Rice and Smith each scored a hat trick for Adrian.

Ava Cares scored twice and tallied one assist. She also contributed five draw controls.

Annika Nuler led the team with seven draw controls while scoring two goals.

Mariesa Johnson and Alex Branum also scored two goals for Adrian.

Rachel Smestad helped defensively with two caused turnovers.

THE OPPOSITION

• Lauren Wiegand (6) and Cait Gaitley (5) led the Britons in goals. Wiegand led with a team-high five groundballs and three caused turnovers.

• Shannon Kahl scored a goal, tallied two assists, and two groundballs.

• Jenina Villabroza had a team-high four groundballs.

UP NEXT

• Adrian finishes off its three-game road trip on Friday when it faces Alma at 4:00 p.m.