SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 14, 2007 – Wellesley College senior attack Casey Logan scored her first goal of the game just 14 seconds into double overtime to lift the Blue past Springfield College this afternoon, 11-10, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s lacrosse play at Benedum Field. Logan also added two assists and three draw controls in the game.
With the Blue’s victory, Wellesley College remains perfect in NEWMAC play this season at 5-0 (10-3 overall). The Pride, which has now dropped two straight after winning three consecutive games, falls to 7-6 overall on the season and 3-2 in conference action. SC has just one more NEWMAC game left on the docket, a home contest against Babson College on Saturday afternoon, April 21st at 2:30 p.m.
The Pride was led by freshman midfielder Alexandra Bazzano (Newington, Conn.) with four goals, two ground balls, and two draw controls. Senior attack Ashley Martell (Billerica, Mass.) scored three goals and assisted on another, and sophomore attack Heather Dobson (Longmeadow, Mass.) added two goals and one assist. Freshman Lauren McAulay (Yorktown, N.Y.) made 15 saves in net for SC, playing all 66 minutes and 14 seconds.
Before getting a red card with just under 10 minutes remaining in regulation, Wellesley College freshman midfielder Haley Geller netted a game-high five goals. Senior midfielder Maxine Brownstein scored three goals for the Blue, and sophomore Kristin Jaronczyk saved 13 shots in playing the entire game.
Wellesley scored the game’s first three goals to take control early. The Pride answered back with two scores of its own, and from then on, the team’s traded goals throughout the rest of regulation. With the Blue clinging to a 10-9 lead, SC’s Bazzano scored the equalizer with 6:40 left in regulation in what would eventually force overtime. After neither team scored during the first six-minute overtime period, Wellesley’s Logan netted her first goal of the contest just 14 seconds into double overtime after taking immediate control of the opening draw.