Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/13/10
La Salle University senior Jill Davis (Ridley) capped a remarkable seven-goal performance Friday by scoring the game-winner in the fourth overtime period, lifting the Explorers to a 13-12 victory over host Monmouth in non-conference women’s lacrosse played in pouring rain.
La Salle extended its winning streak to three games, improving to 3-2 overall. In those three victories, Davis has a total of 18 points.
Davis was a hero on many fronts Friday. She scored four goals in a span of 3:27 late in regulation to send it into overtime, helping the Explorers recover from an 11-6 fourth-period deficit. Davis sent it into overtime with the final of those goals with 15 seconds remaining.
Freshman Melanie Sarcinello (Marple Newtown) added to her impressive rookie start as she had two goals and two assists. Also contributing goals for the Explorers were junior Ashley Rutz, sophomores Nora McGurkin (Penn Charter) and Rachel Baker and freshman Lauren McDermott (North Penn).
It was McGurkin’s goal with 8:49 to play that cut the deficit to 11-7, setting up Davis’ heroics.
It was McDermotto’s clutch goal that saved the game. She scored with 21 seconds left in the second overtime period, sending it into sudden-death OT. Neither team scored in the first sudden-death frame and Davis scored with 1:45 remaining in the second sidden-death period.
Sophomore goalie Megan Corliss (Archbishop Carroll) made eight saves for La Salle.
Monmouth (0-5) got four goals and an assist from senior Megan Brennan (Archbishop Carroll).
Davis passed the test of wills for the Explorers by scoring her sixth goal of the afternoon to help La Salle overcome a five-goal deficit and deadlock the game at 11 a piece with 15 ticks of the clock remaining.
What seemed unthinkable at the 8:49 mark of the second half, suddenly become a reality once these two teams were destined for overtime.
Following one scoreless extra session, Monmouth finally ended its scoring drought in the second overtime on Ali Pollock’s goal.
After making the dramatic comeback in regulation, the Explorers were still in pursuit of the victory. Down by a goal with 21 seconds left, Lauren McDermott made sure Monmouth would not escape, as she provided the equalizer for the Explorers.
McDermott’s goal marked the fifth time that the game had been tied.
The Explorers and Hawks went scoreless in the third extra session, but there would only be one more session needed to determine a victor.
In the second sudden-death overtime, La Salle pulled out the hard fought victory when the game-winner was scored by no one other than Jill