Women's Lacrosse Sees Season End in Overtime

The 2019 Adrian College women's lacrosse team ended the year with a winning record for the first time since the 2014 season (Photo by Mike Dickie).
The 2019 Adrian College women's lacrosse team ended the year with a winning record for the first time since the 2014 season (Photo by Mike Dickie).

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Adrian College women's lacrosse team ended its season with a heartbreaking 13-12 overtime loss to Kalamazoo College on Saturday, April 27. Senior Annie Rice ends her career with 101 assists and 199 points, finishing third all-time in program history in assists and becoming only the third player to reach the 100-assist mark. Her 199 points puts her sixth all-time in that category.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Kalamazoo 13, Adrian 12 OT

Location: Kalamazoo, Mich. (MacKenzie Field)

Records: AC 8-7 (3-5 MIAA), KZOO 6-10 (4-4 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The whole game was as even as can be, with the largest lead of the contest being four goals. Kalamazoo scored the game's first two goals, 23 seconds apart from each other. Adrian answered with three straight to take the lead before the teams traded blows for the rest of the period. The Bulldogs tied the game with 6:35 left in the first half before the Hornets regained the lead 30 seconds later. It didn't take long for the game to be knotted once again, as the Black and Gold scored 42 seconds later in what would prove to be the last goal of the half. The teams headed to the locker rooms tied at six goals apiece after the first 30 minutes.

Kalamazoo came out on fire in the second half, scoring the first four goals of the half, with the first three all coming from the same Hornet. Adrian wasn't fazed and scored five goals of its own to take the lead, similar to the first, with four of the five coming from sophomore Gwyneth Carlson and freshman Cristin Culbertson – each scoring twice in the span. The hosts scored two more in a row to regain the lead but Carlson was able to tie it back up at 12, which the score stayed at until the horn. The two teams prepared themselves for overtime, and it was Kalamazoo scoring the deciding goal with 1:36 left in overtime to take the victory.

Despite the loss, Adrian still finishes the year with a winning record for the first time since the 2014 season. The Bulldogs' eight wins this year was more than the previous two years combined.

TOP DOGS

• Carlson led the way with five goals, while Rice matched her point total with two goals and three assists.

• Carlson and sophomore Erika McDonald each had four ground balls to lead the team.

• Carlson also led the team in draw controls, finishing with four of those in the game.

• Senior goalie Hannah Emerson played the whole game and made eight saves in her final appearance.

THE OPPOSITION

• Rachel Madar scored eight of Kalamazoo's 13 goals while Amanda Moss scored four of the remaining five, including the overtime winner.

• Madar picked up 11 draw controls while Rose Bogard had four ground balls and caused turnovers.

• Gwen Davis turned aside 12 shots. 

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