WESTON, Mass. – Saint Joseph's College (3-2, 1-0 GNAC) edged Regis College (6-1, 1-0 NECC), 8-7 in triple-overtime, in a non-conference women's lacrosse contest on Wednesday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
After 60 minutes of regulation and two six-minute 'sudden victory' overtime frames failed to produce a winner, the Monks and Pride headed into a third extra period, when senior midfielder Jackie Wilson (Tiverton, R.I.) scored off a Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) assist at the 4:05 mark to lift her team to a thrilling and hard-fought victory.
The Monks defeated their future conference rival (Regis will join the Great Northeast Athletic Conference next fall) despite being outshot by a 34-16 margin and clearing their end successfully on just nine of 23 attempts.
Saint Joseph's freshman Kaylin Mansir (West Gardiner, Maine) was outstanding in the victory and made 12 saves with five stops on free-position attempts, including one with 15 seconds left in regulation and another at the 5:34 mark of the third overtime period.
Regis netminder Maresa Malcolm posted seven saves in 73:55 minutes between the pipes.
LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:
- Junior midfielder Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) tallied five goals and an assist with five ground balls and four draw controls
- Wilson scored two goals with two assists and contributed four ground balls, six draw controls, and three caused turnovers
- Sophomore Kara Kelly (York, Maine) notched a goal and an assist
LEADERS – REGIS:
- Mackenzie Cattaruzza scored two goals with a pair of caused turnovers
- Kerri Anselmo netted two markers with two ground balls and two caused turnovers
- Rachel Baldrate posted three ground balls and four caused turnovers
- Linsay Bumila chipped in with three ground balls, two draw controls, and three caused turnovers
With the victory, Saint Joseph's remains undefeated (6-0) in the history of the series with Regis College. The Monks defeated the Pride by an 8-1 margin in Portland last spring. Tonight's contest actually marks the second time these two programs required three overtimes to declare a winner, as St. Joe's tipped Regis by a 12-11 score in 3OT in Weston on April 3rd, 2014.
Both teams resume play versus conference opponents on Saturday, when Saint Joseph's hosts GNAC-rival University of Saint Joseph (CT) at Deering Memorial Stadium in a 1:00 PM start and Regis travels to Elms College for an NECC contest slated to begin at 12:00 PM.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.