CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Junior midfielder Emily Pantazes (Middletown, Del./Middletown) scored the game-winning goal from twin sister, junior attacker Alison Pantazes (Middletown, Del./Middletown) 55 seconds into overtime to give host Washington College a 10-9 victory over visiting Stevenson in a non-conference women's lacrosse game on Wednesday evening at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium in the season opener. The Shorewomen scored the game's final three goals in the last 12:52 of the contest to overcome a 9-7 deficit.
Washington College 10 Stevenson 9 (OT)
How It Happened
- Stevenson took a 9-7 lead with 13:47 left in the second half on a Carly Bowes unassisted goal.
- The Shorewomen trimmed the lead to 9-8 with 11:57 remaining as Kristy Grovom tallied an unassisted score.
- Washington would tie the game at 9-9 with 6:58 left in the game as Cecily Docktor found a wide open Caitlin Donovan in front of the goal and Donovan deposited her shot into the net.
- The Shorewomen's last shot in regulation came with 1:15 to go on a shot by Lauren Brenner, but her shot was turned away by Stevenson goalie Mack Ferguson.
- Bowes had the last shot of regulation for the Mustangs, but her chance was saved by Shorewomen goalie Isabella Richardson with six seconds left to send the contest to overtime.
- In overtime, Melissa Donato won the draw control for Washington.
- The ball eventually landed in the stick of Alison Pantazes who found her twin sister Emily Pantazes and her shot from the right side from six yards out found the back of the net to give the Shorewomen the walk-off comeback win.
- Washington scored 1:49 into the game when Docktor found Grovom for the game's opening goal.
- The Mustangs scored the next two to take a 2-1 lead with 20:07 remaining in the first half on a Mallory Davila goal on a feed MaryKate White. Stevenson tied the contest with 23:18 to go in the opening half on a Kiely Bunce unassisted score.
- Alison Pantazes evened the game at 2-2 on an unassisted goal from the left side with 18:08 left.
- Washington regained the lead with 14:43 left in the stanza on a transition chance when Docktor finished off a pass from Autumn Spence.
- White tied the game with a man-up goal on a pass from Bunce with 3:02 left and the Mustangs took the lead 17 seconds later as Bowes won the draw control an went straight to goal and scored to give Stevenson a 4-3 lead.
- Grovom had the final shot of the first half, but her shot off of a scramble was stopped by Stevenson goalie Ferguson and the Mustangs took a 4-3 lead into halftime.
- Alison Pantazes opened up the second half scoring 50 ticks in on an unassisted goal to tie the game at 4-4 before Stevenson regained the lead on a Bowes free position goal at 5-4 with 27:00 left.
- Washington scored the next three to take a 7-5 lead. Alison Pantazes knotted the game at 5-5 with 25:45 to go in the second half. Madison Acra found Aubrey Robinson to put the hosts ahead 6-5 with 21:43 left and 1:58 left Acra found Morgen Moran who netted a one-timer to give the Shorewomen a two-goal advantage.
- The Mustangs scored the next four to go ahead 9-7 with 13:47 to go as they scored the four in a span of 4:10. Davila scored from Bowes to trim the lead to 7-6 with 17:57 left and 23 seconds later Bunce leveled the contest at 7-7. Bunce gave the guests an 8-7 lead with 16:11 to go on a free position goal and Bowes capped the run on an unassisted score to give Stevenson a two-goal lead with 13:47 left.
For The Shorewomen (3-0)
- Scoring: A. Pantazes (three goals and one assist for team-best four points), Docktor (one goal and two helpers), Grovom (two goals), Acra (two assists)
- In Goal: Richardson (60:55, 13 saves, nine goals and career-best four ground balls, which was also a game-high)
- Madison Schutz (three caused turnovers to tie for tops in game)
- Grovom (five draw controls to match game-high)
- WC went 18-for-24 in clears, went 0-for-2 in free position shots and had 18 ground balls.
For Stevenson (1-4)
- Scoring: Bowes and Bunce (three goals and one assist for four points to tie for game-high), Davila (two goals), White (one goal and one assist)
- In Goal: Ferguson (60:55, eight saves, 10 goals)
- Gabby DiGello and Bowes (three ground balls to tie for game-best)
- Jamie Bittner (five draw controls to tie for contest-best)
- The Mustangs went 18-for-20 in clears and had two fewer turnovers than WC, 18-16.
- Stevenson went 2-for-4 in free position chances.
- The guests outshot the hosts, 26-23, and won 13 of the game's 21 draw controls.
- Stevenson had 18 ground balls in the game.
- Alison Pantazes was named the Goose Nation TV Shorewomen Player of the Game during the webcast of the game. She tied her career-high in goals with three as she scored three at Bryn Mawr on April 15, 2017.
- It was Washington's third straight overtime victory and all three wins have been by a 10-9 score. In addition to tonight, the Shorewomen beat Haverford on April 19, 2017 and won at Swarthmore on April 26, 2017 in extra time.
- The Shorewomen have scored 10 goals in all three of their games this season.
3/10 v. #5 Salisbury – 1:00 p.m. (non-conference game)
- Salisbury will be making its first trip to Chestertown in 13 years in women's lacrosse.