NDP tops Bryn Mawr in girls lax, 12-11 in 2OT

Hartman scores winner for No. 2 Blazers with 1:19 left in tightly played game

March 31, 2011|By Todd Karpovich, Special to The Baltimore Sun

For nearly 60 minutes, second-ranked Notre Dame Prep and No. 7 Bryn Mawr played through a cold, steady rain, trading leads and watching their goalies turn back several scoring chances from a just a few yards away.

With neither team willing to budge, it was only fitting that the the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game would be decided by a single play in the second, sudden-death overtime. The visiting Blazers' Hannah Hartman took a deft pass from Rachel Quinn and fired the ball into the low corner of the goal for a 12-11 victory with 1:19 left.

"It was a great pass from Rachel Quinn, and I was pretty lucky," Hartman said. "It was just teamwork. We needed to win the 50-50 balls because that's what makes the difference in the game. That is a great team, and they have a bunch of really good players."

Erin Seipp and freshman Georgia Tunney led NDP (3-1, 2-1 IAAM) with three goals each. Kate Snouffer had three goals and Morgan Rubin had two goals and two assists for Bryn Mawr (5-1, 4-1).

Neither team led by any more than two goals throughout the game. The Blazers appeared to take control with 6:37 remaining on goals by Covie Stanwick and Tunney 22 seconds apart for a 10-8 lead. The Mawrtians answered on goals by Caroline Turco and Snouffer in a span of 44 seconds.

Stanwick had a chance to put the Blazers ahead with 1:54 left, but her close-range shot was stopped by Bryn Mawr goalie Molly Wolf (nine saves). The Mawrtians had the last possession of regulation but could not convert.

"It was hard-fought game. I thought both teams played well," Bryn Mawr coach Wendy Kridel said. "The players gave everything they had out on the field. It was an evenly matched game, and it played out like I thought, except I hoped to be on the other end of a one-goal game."

Seipp gave NDP an 11-10 lead on a goal with 34.8 seconds left in the first period of the first overtime. Snouffer answered for Bryn Mawr with just 58 seconds remaining in the second period of the first overtime. In IAAM girls lacrosse, the first overtime is split into two three-minute sessions. A sudden-death format begins with the second overtime.

NDP's Mary Sean Wilcox (10 saves) came up with several big stops to keep the victory within NDP's grasp.

"It's always a great game," NDP coach Mary Bartel said. "Last year in the regular season we went into overtime with them. It makes it exciting. I'm happy to come out with a win."

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