Lexington, Va. - After a second half comeback, The Catholic University of America women's lacrosse team fell in the third minute of overtime, 9-8, to Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon.
On their home turf, the Generals opened the game with four unanswered goals. The Cardinals got on the board in the 13th minute when junior Anna Stumme placed the ball in the back of the cage off a pass from junior Elizabeth McCooey.
Down 4-1 with just one second left on the clock in the first half, Catholic earned a free position opportunity. Junior Laura Dunn took the shot that cut the Generals lead in half, as the Cards trailed by two heading into the intermission.
Catholic carried the momentum into the second half scoring four consecutive goals to take a 6-4 lead. Junior Jenna Van Middelem started off the second half scoring for CUA on a free position attempt followed by another goal from Stumme at the 35 minute mark. Within the next two minutes, fellow juniors Emily Merkel and Alexis Bosilovic each capitalized on free position opportunities.
The Cards and Generals went goal-for-goal in the next 14 minutes with Bosilovic notching two more for CUA. With just under five minutes to play the Catholic lead 8-6, but the Generals weren't ready for the game to be over. W & L freshman, Maddy Graves, place a shot in the back of the net off a pass from junior Sara Holland. The pair struck again with 17 seconds to play, tying the games and adding extra time to the play clock.
Two and a half minutes into overtime the Generals put the ball between the pipes, ending the contest with a 9-8 victory.
Catholic won 13 of the 18 draw controls throughout the game with CUA junior Allie Bond winning nine. Junior Clair Schmitzer and senior Alexis Martin each grabbed two ground balls while freshmans Christina De Cesaris made nine saves in goal.
The Cards continued their 2016 campaign on the road, taking on St. Mary's (Md.) on Tuesday, March 22 at 4 p.m.