Worcester, Mass. (March 4) -- The Assumption College women's lacrosse team defeated Grand Valley State University, 13-12, in overtime at the Multi-Sport Stadium on Monday afternoon.
Sophomore Amy McNeil (Orange, Conn. / Amity) scored eight goals for the second consecutive game, bringing her total to 16 on the season. Senior Steph O'Rourke (Amherst, N.H. / Souhegan) scored two goals in the second half as Assumption rallied for their second victory of the season.
Sophomore Allison Tivnan (Danvers, Mass. / Danvers) anchored the Greyhound defense, picking up a team-high eight ground balls and caused two turnovers, including one in the final minute of overtime to get Assumption the ball back to seal the victory.
McNeil scored four goals in the first half, including converting a free position shot with 37 seconds to play in the half to cut the lead to 7-6 heading into the break.
The teams traded goals to start the second half, with Grand Valley holding a two-goal lead until O'Rourke converted a free position shot with 13:45 to play in regulation, cutting the Laker lead to one, 10-9.
O'Rourke notched her second goal of the game less than a minute later to even the score before McNeil put Assumption ahead, 11-10, with a 6:03 to play in regulation, giving the Greyhounds their first lead since the opening minutes of the first half.
Brooke Ingraham evened the score for the Lakers with 25 seconds to play in regulation, sending the game to overtime.
McNeil scored two in the first two minutes of overtime, giving the Greyhounds their first two-goal lead of the game, and eventually propelling the Greyhounds to a 13-12 victory.
Junior Michelle Monahan (Deer Park, N.Y. / Deer Park) made 12 saves to improve to 2-0 on the season. The Greyhounds also improve to 2-0 on the season with the win, while Grand Valley State University falls to 0-1 with the loss.
Assumption will return to action on Thursday, March 7 against Emerson College in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The game will begin at 10 a.m. in neutral site action.
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