Something about Severna Park brings out the best -- or worst -- in Caroline Coe, depending on your perspective.
The senior midfielder scored a goal with less than a second left in the second overtime, then scored again in the third overtime to give visiting and seventh-ranked Broadneck a 12-11 win over the No. 6 Falcons in a key Anne Arundel County game yesterday.
Coe and Rachel Bruce led the Bruins with three goals each. Bridget Zingler and Sam Price led Severna Park, also with three goals each.
The heroics were nothing new for Coe. Last season, she scored the winning goal in a 7-6 victory over the Falcons in the regional title game. That victory led to Broadneck winning the state class 4A-3A crown a week later.
"There's something about them that seems to bring out the best in me," said Coe. "They have a great team and we have a great rivalry. It's a challenge, and I just love playing them."
Severna Park (8-1, 7-1) used two goals by Zingler and one by Katie Pumphrey to rally from a 10-7 deficit and tie the game at 10 with 2:19 left in regulation.
In the second overtime (the first two overtimes are not sudden death in girls lacrosse), the Falcons took an 11-10 lead with 1:58 left on a Shannon Hadaway restart.
After Broadneck (7-1, 6-0) got the ball back, Coe was fouled in the penalty area with three seconds left. She took two steps before firing a bouncer past Falcons goalie Kelsey Ferris to tie the game at 12 as time expired.
"That goal fired us up and let us know we could play well under pressure," Coe said.
After the Bruins survived a point-blank shot against goalie Megan Millhausen to begin the third, sudden-death overtime, Broadneck sprinted to the other end of the field. Coe got the ball, and came around the left side of the net to score the game-winner with 1:32 left.