FINDLAY, Ohio-The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team rallied from a three goal deficit in the second half against the University of Findlay Oilers on Sunday (April 23) afternoon.
The Storm defeated the Oilers 15-14 on a late goal in double overtime.
Findlay opened the scoring with a goal in the first ninety seconds. The Storm scored four straight goals in a ten minute period for a 4-1 lead. Taylor Mathis (Corning, N.Y. / Corning), Anna Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn), Kayla Bohn (Louisville, Ky. / Eastern) and Anastasia Crawford (Corning, N.Y. / Corning Painted Post East) all scored for the Storm on the run. The Oilers rallied with three straight goals, tying the game at four. Mathis scored two straight goals in a three minute span, putting the Storm up 6-4. Findlay closed the gap to 6-5 at the intermission.
Mathis scored her fourth goal of the game, beginning the scoring in the second half for Lake Erie. Findlay gained a 9-7 lead with four consecutive goals in five minutes. With 22 minutes left, A. Spin stopped the run with her second goal of the day. After Findlay responded with a goal, Mathis tied the game at ten with back-to-back goals. Findlay gained a 13-10 lead with three straight goals with 11 minutes left. Bohn kickstarted a 4-1 Storm run with a woman-up goal, assisted by A. Spin. A. Spin pulled the Storm within one goal. Findlay regained a two-goal lead with seven minutes left. Mathis scored the final two goals for the Storm in regulation, including a woman-up goal with 1:23 left.
Mathis won the game for the Storm with 16 seconds left in the second overtime. Lake Erie won the game 15-14 in double overtime.
Mathis scored nine goals, one shy of the single-game record for goals in a game. Mathis also grabbed one groundball and four draw controls. A. Spin scored three goals and assisted on two others along with three groundballs. Bohn scored two goals, picked up three groundballs, had two draw controls and one caused turnover.
Breana Moser (Gahanna, Ohio / Gahanna) led the Storm with four groundballs while she caused two turnovers. Mallory Quiggle (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy) and Haley Abraham (Canandaigua, N.Y. / Canandaigua Academy) each had three groundballs. Cecilia Spin (Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn) had four draw controls in the contest.
The Storm will travel to Grand Valley State for a GLIAC contest on Friday (April 28).