Delaware Rallies from a 5-2 Deficit to Defeat Bears, 9-8, in Overtime

March 19, 2006

Box Score

NEWARK, DE - The Brown women's lacrosse team (2-3) held onto a 5-2 lead at half-time and then went up 6-2 just 2:54 into the second half, but Delaware (3-3) responded with four straight goals to knot the game at 6-6. The two teams traded goals over the remainder of regulation, but the Blue Hens scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal with just 1:38 left in the second 3:00 half of the first overtime.

After Delaware opened the game with two goals, the Bears took charge of the contest, scoring five unanswered goals before the end of the half. Sophomore Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) opened the run with her eighth goal of the season with 16:07 left in the half. Junior leading scorer Amie Biros (Bethesda, MD) knotted the game at 2-2 just 2:27 later with her 10th of the season.

Senior Kate Staley (Needham, MA), who scored two of her team-leading three goals during this span, and freshman Krystina DeLuca (Hillsborough, NJ) each scored in the final 11:35 as Brown took a 5-2 lead.

Freshman Bethany Buzzell's (Middletown, MD) sixth goal of the season at 2:54 of the second capped Brown's 6-0 run and gave the Bears a 6-2 lead.

However, the Blue Hens responded with four straight goals in a span of 5:07 to knot the game at 6-6, but Staley completed her hat-trick with 19:53 left to regain a one-goal lead for the Bears, 7-6.

Back-to-back goals by Delaware, stretched over nearly eight minutes, put the Blue Hens up by one, 8-7, but DeLuca notched her second goal of the game with 5:06 left to play to tie the contest for the final time, 8-8, and force overtime.

Delaware outshot Brown, 3-1, in overtime and deposited the game-winner with just 1:38 left in the second 3:00 half.

With three goals and an assist in the game, Staley is now among Brown's all-time top ten in all three scoring categories with 111 career points (tie-10th), 82 career goals (9th), and 29 career assists (10th).

In net for Brown, sophomore Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) recorded 13 saves. The Bears continue action on Thursday, March 23, when they travel to Worcester, MA to face Holy Cross at 3:30 p.m.