Bartee, Eickelberg Score Dramatic Goals as Shorewomen Best Yellow Jackets, 15-14, in OT

Bartee, Eickelberg Score Dramatic Goals as Shorewomen Best Yellow Jackets, 15-14, in OT

Eickelberg Scores Game-Tying Goal with 22 Seconds Left, Bartee Scores Game-Winner with Four Seconds Left

ASHLAND, VA -- Junior midfielder/defender Ann Eickelberg (Amityville, NY/St. John the Baptist) scored the game-tying goal with 22 seconds left in the extra period and junior midfielder Rachel Bartee (Mount Airy, MD/South Carroll) scored the game-winning goal 18 seconds later as visiting Washington College pulled off a 15-14 overtime victory over host Randolph-Macon in non-conference women's lacrosse action this afternoon in Ashland, VA. The Shorewomen improved to 6-0 with the win, extending their best start to a season since winning their first nine games of the 2003 season.

Washington scored the last two goals of the first half to take a 7-5 lead at the intermission as sophomore midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) scored with 2:08 left and junior attacker Liza Twilley (Salisbury, MD/Salisbury School) netted a goal with seven seconds on the clock.

The Yellow Jackets (1-4) opened the second half by scoring five of the first seven goals, with all five goals coming from the stick of Erin Clare Cassidy. Cassidy's fifth goal of the run gave Randolph-Macon a 10-9 lead with 13:56 left in regulation. The teams traded goals the rest of the half, with Washington tying the score and Randolph-Macon retaking a one-goal lead four times before Restaino scored a free-position goal with 1:21 left to even the score at 13-13 and force overtime. 

Randolph-Macon's Kelly Egan put the Yellow Jackets in front with a goal 36 seconds into overtime. The Shorewomen tied the score on Eickelberg's goal and junior defender Brooke Paulshock (Forest Hill, MD/C. Milton Wright) to help set up Bartee's game-winner. 

Junior attacker Kalli Parrish (Timonium, MD/McDonogh School) led the Shorewomen with four goals and one assist in the win for Washington. Restaino added three goals, while Twilley, Bartee, and Senior attacker Sarah Cannon (Baltimore, MD/Notre Dame Prep) each had two. Sophomore attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) had one goal and one assist for Washington. Freshman defender Meredith Callis (Baltimore, MD/Roland Park Country School) recorded a career-high eighth caused turnovers.

Cassidy led all scorers with six goals in the loss for the Yellow Jackets. Elyse Cooper added four goals, while Egan had two goals and three assists.

Randolph-Macon held a 31-28 advantage in shots in the game.

The Shorewomen return to action Wednesday with their Centennial Conference opener, a 4:00 p.m. home game against McDaniel.