Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/4/17
From Press Release
Delaware looked to upset James Madison for the second time in less than two weeks, but the #20/19 Dukes pulled out the 11-10 CAA semifinals victory in overtime Friday evening at Towson’s Johnny Unitas® Stadium.
Down by four with less than 11 minutes remaining in regulation, the Blue Hens posted four straight goals to force overtime against top-seeded JMU.
With 2:07 left on the clock, junior Becky Gohsler recorded her second goal of the game and 36th goal of the season to keep Delaware’s hopes alive. She added a team-best five draw controls to go along with three caused turnovers and three ground balls.
CAA Player of the Year Haley Warden (Garnet Valley) scored the golden goal, her lone of the game, just a minute into OT. The Dukes advance to Sunday’s championship final for the fourth straight season.
Sophomore Caroline Farley (Shawnee) led the offensive attack with her first career hat trick, including two tallies of the team’s final four goals of the game.
Senior Jamie Schwartz contributed three points on two assists and a goal while junior Megan Santoleri (Archbishop Carroll) registered two goals of her own.
Junior goalie Taylor Carpentier collected another huge game with 12 saves, including eight in the first half.