Apr 17, 2019
(FRANKLIN, Ind.) - The Thomas More women's lacrosse team fell in a double overtime battle, 10-9, a Franklin College. With the loss, the Saints move to 1-8 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
- In the first half, Jalee Connor got the Saints on the board first, scoring within the first 30-seconds on an unassisted shot.
- Connor scored the next two goals for the Saints, first to tie the game up at 2-2 with 16-minutes to go in the half on an unassisted shot, and then again with 14-minutes to go to tie the game up at 3-3 on a free position shot.
- Katie Rice took the lead back for the Saints, just a few seconds later to take a 4-3 lead.
- Alex Stevens added to the Saints' lead, finding the back of the net with 11-minutes to go from an assist from Connor.
- Rice found the back of the net once more in the first half, with six minutes to go, to take a 6-5 lead into half time.
- In the second half, Rice scored twice, once with 18-minutes to go to extend the lead to 7-5, and again after three straight Franklin goals, to tie the lead back up at 8-8 with seven minutes left in the half.
- Connor found the back of the net to send the game into overtime, tied at 9-9, off a free position shot with less than a minute to go.
- Connor and Rice each recorded four goals in the game and both recording double digits shots, Connor with 11, 11 on goal, and Rice with 13, 10 on goal.
- Stevens recorded her first goal of the season, along with two shots and two shots on goal.
- Rice led the team with six draw controls, five ground balls, and two caused turnovers.
- Katie Bryson recorded four shots, four shots on goal, the team-high nine ground balls, and the team-high five caused turnovers.
- Alexa Harris recorded four shots, four shots on goal, four ground balls, one draw control, and one caused turnover.
- Aleyna Heyman added one shot and one shot on goal, two ground balls, and two caused turnovers.
- Kennedy Yurt was in goal for all 64:44 of the double-overtime battle, recording 19 saves off 29 shots.
- Franklin had the slim 38-36 shots advantage while the Saints had the 28-23 ground ball and 33-39 shots on goal advantage.
- Thomas More returns home to take on Transylvania on April 20, in a 12:00 p.m. game.