After continually pressuring the Towson goal in the overtime period, W&M finally cashed one in off a penalty corner in the 76th minute. Senior Maria Caro found Manganello on the right side, and the Tribe junior finished with a hard shot into the right side boards for her first goal of the season, giving the College the 4-3 triumph.
Towson came roaring out of the gates to start the match, getting on the scoreboard just 59 seconds into the match on Kesley Fielder's first goal of the season. W&M answered in the fifth minute on senior Allison Moran's fifth goal of the year. Senior Leah Zamesnik tallied her fourth assist of the campaign as she dribbled into the area and sent a pass to the left post for Moran, who pushed the ball across to tie the game at 1-1.
Just 36 seconds later, the Tigers found the back of the cage for the second time as Ashlea Carl found Kelsey Jenkens for a goal to retake the lead. W&M responded once again, scoring two goals just over than two and a half minutes apart. Manganello found sophomore Brittany Hopkins open at the top of the circle. Hopkins dribbled straight toward the Towson goalkeeper before laying off to sophomore Kayleigh Ross, who redirected the ball into the right side boards to pull W&M even at the 19:38 mark.
Freshman Pip Saunders put the Tribe on top for the first time at 3-2 with her fourth goal of the season. Junior Taylor Hodge set up the score as she dribbled into the center of the area, before sending it toward the left post. Saunders was waiting unmarked and easily finished to give the College the lead at the 22:09 mark.
Despite continuing to rack up the shots and penalty corners in the second half, the Green and Gold could not increase it lead before Towson pulled even to send the game to overtime. With its second penalty corner of the game and second shot of the second half, the Tigers finally pulled even. Kate Nolan took the penalty corner and sent it short to the left side of the circle, where Heather Jenney rifled a shot inside the near post at the 65:47 mark.
For the game, the Tribe held a commanding advantage in shots, 33-5, and penalty corners, 18-2. Redshirt freshman Cate Johnson, who came on to start the second half, picked up the win and finished with one save in goal for the Tribe. Hopkins led W&M with seven shots, including five on goal, while Saunders and Kyle finished with six and five shots, respectively. Towson goalkeeper Tashani Dickson finished with 10 saves, while Tiger defender Kate Nolan had a pair of defensive saves.
W&M returns to action when it steps outside conference play to face No. 16-ranked Wake Forest on Friday, Oct. 12. The match is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start at Busch Field.