PHILADELPHIA, Va. (April 20, 2012) - The William and Mary lacrosse team fell at Drexel, 11-10, in overtime on Friday evening.
W&M (3-13, 1-5) owned a 10-6 lead with less than five minutes remaining, but Drexel (10-5, 3-3) rattled off four unanswered goals down the stretch to send the contest into overtime. After posting the equalizer with just 0:27 remaining in regulation, Kelli Joran scored the eventual game-winner with 0:11 left in the initial three-minute overtime segment. The Tribe had a pair of possessions in the second three-minute segment but was unable to tie the score.
Freshman Kaleigh Noon, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week, led the College with four points (3g, 1a) and four draw controls. Senior Maggie Anderson also recorded four points (2g, 2a), as she moved into sole possession of third place on W&M's all-time goals scored list (133). Sophomore Taelor Salmon also came up big offensively with three points (1g, 2a), while junior Kyrstin Mackrides recorded two goals.
Although the Dragons outshot W&M, 36-11, the Tribe posted a .909 shooting percentage (10-of-11).
The Tribe jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Mackrides and junior Caitlin Murphy. Mackrides registered the first goal on a free position opportunity, while Murphy found the back of the cage off an assist from Anderson.
Although DU responded with three unanswered goals to take its first lead of the game midway through the half, W&M countered with scores by Anderson and senior Jenny Michael to take a 4-3 advantage. Anderson scored off an assist from Noon at the 14:25 mark, while Michael's goal came off an assist from Anderson less than a minute later.
Drexel briefly reclaimed the lead, 5-4, following back-to-back goals by Joran and Charlotte Wood, but a score by Salmon knotted the count at 5-5 with 4:38 remaining in the opening stanza.
W&M controlled much of the second half, as it recorded five of the first six goals and led, 10-6, following a score by Noon off an assist from sophomore Katie Stillwell with 5:03 remaining. It was Noon's third goal of the half, while Mackrides and Anderson also found the back of the cage during the 5-1 run.
Drexel then closed the game with four unanswered goals before Joran scored the game-winner in overtime.
W&M owned a 13-11 edge in draw controls, but Drexel held a 17-8 margin in ground balls.
Wood led Drexel with four points (3g, 1a), while Joran totaled three goals.
The Tribe will close out its season when it plays at Hofstra on Sunday at 1 p.m.