Roland Park, NDP end at 11-11 in contest of rallies, seven ties

Gaines pulls Reds even with : 47 left off a draw

Girls lacrosse

April 16, 1999|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

When Roland Park's Betsy Gaines scooped up the draw with her team down by a goal and time running out, Notre Dame Prep defender Mandy Borquin knew exactly what Gaines would do.

"You could see it in her eyes she was going [to goal]," said Borquin. "The only thing you could do was try to keep up with her, but she got what she wanted."

Gaines got a jump on the Pirates defense, and her goal with 47 seconds left gave the No. 2-ranked Reds an 11-11 tie with No. 4 Notre Dame Prep in an Association of Independent Schools A Division game yesterday.

"I wasn't going to let anyone stop me," said Gaines, who finished with three goals and two assists. "I just picked it up off the ground, and I knew there wasn't much time. I had an extra step, too, no one in front of me, so I just went hard."

In a game that featured seven ties, the host Reds (7-1-1) had to rally four times to pull even with the Pirates (4-1-1), who jumped out to a 4-1 lead.

"They came out on fire and were finishing right away," said Reds coach Tara Kramer. "Overall, they just seemed to be a little more on. I guess we were waiting 'til we got in the groove."

The Reds did not take the lead until 19: 29 remained in the game, when Whitney Jamison's free-position shot caromed off the right pipe and ricocheted behind NDP goalie Rachel Zellner.

Later in the half, the Reds twice led by two goals.

On an assist from Elizabeth Ryan, Gaines gave them a 10-8 edge with 8: 40 left, but that lasted less than a minute.

Colleen Morris answered for the Pirates, getting a clear shot when her defender slipped on wet grass in front of the crease.

The Pirates then tied it at 10 after Roland Park turned the ball over by passing it out of bounds behind its goal. On transition, Hollis Pica passed across the front of the crease to Lauren Keller for the redirection goal with 1: 55 left.

Each team challenged once in the next 50 seconds, but Cary Chasney broke across the crease to give the Pirates an 11-10 lead with 57 seconds to go.

The Reds, who had controlled only seven of the previous 22 draws, won the next one as Gaines snatched the ground ball and raced in for the tying goal.

Each team took a shot at winning the game in the last 20 seconds. NDP's Wick Stanwick, who finished with two goals and two assists, had her close-range shot checked, and Reds goalie Meghan McInnes came up with the ball.

Caline McHenry raced nearly from coast-to-coast and from about 10 meters away on the right side and sailed a hard shot over the Pirates goal in the last second.

Zeller had a terrific game with 11 saves for the Pirates. She made two tough stops and had a key interception in the final 15 minutes.

No. 3 Bryn Mawr 10, St. Paul's 5: Tricia Martin scored three times and had an assist to lead the Mawrtians in an AIS A Division game. Meredith Goodell and Miles Whitman had two goals and an assist each for the Mawrtians (9-1).

Emmy Brooks scored twice and had an assist, and Micah Cunningham made 12 saves for the Gators (3-2-1).

Pub Date: 4/16/99

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