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South Bend, Indiana - The tenth-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores (9-5, 5-0) dropped a heartbreaking 10-9 overtime decision to the eighth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-4, 5-1) Friday in NCAA lacrosse action. Junior Jeannie Crawley posted her eighth hat-trick of the season for Vanderbilt in the loss.

The first half was marked by each team making four-goal runs. The Irish struck first, and had a 4-0 lead 15 minutes into the half. Vanderbilt finally got on the board in the 20th minute, with sophomore Jess Roguski scoring off a feed from senior Liz Drennan. The Commodores would tie the game in the 29th minute and the teams went to the break with the score 4-4.

In the second half, the two teams traded goals before Vanderbilt opened up another four-goal run. A goal by senior Kinsey Osberg, assisted by Drennan, gave the Commodores a 9-6 lead with 11 minutes remaining. The lead held late into the game, but the Irish surged back, scoring three goals in the final two minutes to take the game into overtime.

Notre Dame's Natalie Loftus scored in the second minute of overtime and the Irish burned the five remaining minutes to take the 10-9 win.

Senior Megan Lewis caused four turnovers and scooped six ground balls for the Commodore defense, while freshman goalkeeper Ashley Bastinelli made 11 key saves. The Irish out shot Vanderbilt 33-16 and were awarded 16 more free position shots than the Commodores.

The Commodores play the final match of their 2002 regular season on Saturday, May 4, when the travel to face American Lacrosse Conference opponent Northwestern.

Scoring
1
2
OT
OT
F
Vanderbilt
4
5
0
0
9
Notre Dame
4
5
1
0
10

Shots
VU 16
ND 33

Saves
VU Bastinelli 11
ND White 6

Scoring Summary
00:54 ND Weille (Simon) 0-1
05:55 ND Loftus 0-2
09:10 ND Moser (FPS) 0-3
14:42 ND Simon (Moser) 0-4
19:13 VU Roguski (Drennan) 1-4
25:07 VU Schmucker 2-4
27:07 VU McCeney 3-4
28:58 VU Crawley (Osberg) 4-4
34:38 VU Schmucker (Osberg) 5-4
37:44 ND Moser (Loftus) 5-5
41:46 ND Moser (FPS) 5-6
41:56 VU Crawley 6-6
45:32 VU Crawley (Allen) 7-6
46:13 VU Roguski (Devlin) 8-6
48:23 VU Osberg (Drennan) 9-6
58:05 ND Weille (FPS) 9-7
58:52 ND Shearer 9-8
59:40 ND Shearer (FPS) 9-9
61:11 ND Loftus 9-10

 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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