Women's Lacrosse Loses in First Round of CAC's
Four late York goals force overtime
WASHINGTON- The third-seeded Catholic University women's lacrosse team finished its season on a disappointing 18-17 overtime loss to the sixth-seed York Spartans in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament. CUA finishes the season 11-5 in head coach Megan O'Connor McDonogh's first year at the helm.
The squads traded goals to start the game but as the first half progressed, CUA gained the advantage. This was partly due to three goals from Marcy Cuneo including one off of the free position shot. At the break CUA led 10-6 and dominated in shooting 23-11.
The Cardinals continued to play well through the second half and help on to the lead as Jessie Euler and Kate Robinson each notched a pair. After Robinson's back to back goals at 5:07 the score was 16-12 in favor of the Cards. Unfortunately, the Spartans had a late surge left as they rattled off four straight scores in the remaining minutes including one with almost no time left to force overtime at 16-16.
In the first overtime, Euler scored to put the Cards up but late in the second Brianna Yapps put one away for CUA off of a free position. With 42 seconds remaining Yapps had her second free position opportunity and connected to make it 18-17 York which would be the final.
Robinson and Euler each had four goals in the game as Cuneo added three, Yapps and Girsh led York combining for 13 of their 18 goals. CUA led in shots 40-26 and in ground balls 24-21.
CUA graduates just three seniors and will return a bulk of the starting lineup next season.