Wright nips defending champ Fallston in OT, 12-11 Girls lacrosse

April 29, 1993|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer

Amanda McCulloch scored the game-winner with 1:31 left in overtime to lead C. Milton Wright's girls lacrosse team over Fallston, 12-11, last night.

For visiting C. Milton Wright, it was the first victory over five-time defending Harford County champion Fallston in at least six years.

"I'm so proud of this team," said senior center Julie Jakum, who led the Mustangs with four goals. "We just really jelled, and it's fabulous to be in this situation."

The win gives the Mustangs (7-0 overall, 3-0 league) sole possession of first place in the Harford County League and puts them in good position to depose Fallston (5-1, 3-1).

Leading 4-3 at halftime, the Mustangs went up by two when Debbie Keiser hit McCulloch with a pass in the second minute of the half.

But Fallston bounced back quickly. It outscored the Mustangs 7-2 in a 16-minute period ending with 7:04 left in regulation.

Twice, the Cougars scored three goals within two minutes. Krissy Battenfeld, Kathleen Turk and Daina Burton scored in the first run that gave Fallston a 6-5 lead. Jenny Weber and Cindy Jenkins had assists. Courtney Benner's knock-down on the defensive end resulted in Burton's goal.

Stacey Milton tied the game for the Mustangs, but Jenkins found Anne West for a 7-6 Cougars lead. Jakum tied it before the Cougars got another three-goal run. Burton, Jenny Haslbeck and Turk gave the Cougars a 10-7 lead with 7:04 left.

Keiser hit Willow Waldrop for the next goal and that's when C. Milton Wright went to its speed. Sara Pokrywka and Jakum scored the next two running off the draw to tie the game at 10-10 in regulation.

"We tried to go with the passing game," said Mustangs coach Kathy Breymaier, "but Fallston had good defense and I know we're faster than them, so we had to resort to running. That's not what I like, but we have to use whatever our strengths are."

The Mustangs' speed also came in handy in the six-minute overtime. Fallston scored first when West fed Haslbeck in the first minute. Jakum tied it midway through overtime.

Fallston won the next draw, and Mustangs goalie Carmen Kinard made a nice save on Weber's shot. Weber's knockdown gave Fallston possession, but McCulloch intercepted her next pass and took off.

She raced three-quarters of the field for the winning goal.

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