Vanderbilt 13, Brown 12
March 24, Vanderbilt Football Stadium


#11 Dores Claw Out 13-12 Win Over Brown Bears

Nashville, Tennessee -- Junior Jeannie Crawley scored the game-winning goal with 25 seconds remaining in the second half to give the #11 Vanderbilt Commodores a 13-12 victory over the Brown Bears in NCAA women's lacrosse action Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Kelly Devlin led the Commodore attack, connecting on all four of her shot attempts.

The match started quickly, with Vanderbilt's Devlin scoring in the third minute of the game only to be answered ten seconds later by Brown's Katie Russell. This would set the pace for the rest of the match. Each team saw their own two-goal lead disappear in the first half, which ended tied at six.

The second half was even more back and forth. The Bears struck the first blow to take a lead which they held for only a minute before the Commodores retaliated. The teams traded goals for the entire second half.

With the score tied and two minutes to go, Vanderbilt's Devlin connected on a free position shot to give the Commodores a 12-11 lead. Brown struck back with less than a minute on the clock, as Katie Zabel scored to tie the game with 37 seconds left. Crawley won the ensuing draw and drove down the field to net her third goal of the game, the game-winner with only 25 seconds on the clock.

The high scoring affair included five lead changes and ten ties. For Brown, Christine Anneberg scored four goals, while Meredith Goodell added a hat-trick of her own. Sophomore Jess Roguski turned in a four point performance for Vanderbilt, scoring two goals and adding a pair of assists. Vanderbilt defenders Megan Lewis (senior) and Bridget Morris (sophomore) both had impressive performances, each causing four turnovers and collecting a combined 11 ground balls.

"It's difficult moving from being the underdog to being a team that has something to lose everytime they walk on the field," said Devlin. "Rankings mean nothing. You just have to fight for everything out there and our team showed a lot of character and fight, especially towards the end of the game."

Scoring 1 2 F
Vanderbilt 6 7 13
Brown 6 6 12

Scoring Summary
02:15 VU Devlin (McCeney) 1-0
02:25 BU Russell (Goodell) 1-1
03:12 BU Goodell 1-2
05:07 BU Anneberg 1-3
05:30 VU Devlin (Roguski) 2-3
06:01 VU Crawley (Roguski) 3-3
07:14 VU Roguski (FPS) 4-3
15:17 BU Rottenberg (Anneberg) 4-4
19:28 VU McCeney 5-4
22:32 VU Drennan (Mundt) 6-4
23:17 BU Anneberg 6-5
28:48 BU Goodell 6-6
32:05 BU Goodell (Zabel) 6-7
33:31 VU Schmucker (Devlin) 7-7
36:31 VU Roguski (Osberg) 8-7
43:15 BU Anneberg (Zabel) 8-8
44:34 VU Devlin (Allen) 9-8
45:41 BU Rottenberg (FPS) 9-9
47:56 VU Crawley (Allen) 10-9
50:00 BU Pierpont (FPS) 10-10
54:29 VU Drennan (FPS) 11-11
54:40 BU Anneberg 11-12
57:48 VU Devlin (FPS) 12-11
59:23 BU Zabel 12-12
59:35 VU Crawley 13-12


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