Dramatic comeback boosts women's lacrosse to 5-1

Jess Lyons (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Jess Lyons (Photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College women's lacrosse team scored four goals in a two-minute stretch late in the game to erase a three-goal deficit and win 11-10 over visiting Susquehanna. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Laura Skorobatsch led the Blazers with four goals. She also caused two turnovers. 
  • Rachel Slater continued her solid all-around play with three goals, two assists, eight draw controls, two ground balls and a caused turnover. 
  • Jess Lyons had three goals and two caused turnovers. 
  • Danielle Holt made 14 saves in 54 minutes. Sophia Vilaca stopped two big shots in the final minutes as Hood held on for the win. 

How it Happened 

  • With Hood trailing 10-7 with under five minutes left in the game, Slater and Lyons did all the scoring in 4-0 game-winning run. Slater scored back-to-back to start the run. The senior found the back of the net at 4:32, then secured the following draw control and scored five seconds later to make it 10-9. Less than a minute later, Lyons used a spin move in front of the goal to get around a defender for the game-tying goal at 3:43. The freshman scored again on a free-position goal with 2:56 to go for what proved to be the game-winner. 
  • Hood secured the draw but turned the ball over and Christine Hoerman picked up a ground ball with 1:38 left for Susquehanna. The River Hawks held possession for almost the entirety of the remainder of the game. Back-up goalie Vilaca, who entered the game with 5:50 left, turned away shots with 1:07 and 12 seconds remaining to preserve the victory. 
  • The game started with two goals by the Blazers in the first six minutes by Slater and Kara Phoubandith for a 2-0 lead. Susquehanna followed with a 3-1 run to tie the game on a Helena Woytovich score at 10:26. Skorobatsch reclaimed the lead for Hood with 3:51 left in the half and Lyons took an assist from Slater 16 seconds later to make it 5-3. The River Hawks scored twice in the final three minutes of the half on goals by Gabi Toohey and Dowling to tie the game at 5-5. 
  • Skorobatsch scored twice in a 14-second span to put the Blazers ahead 7-5 early in the second half. Slater fed the freshman with 26:56 to go in the contest and Tenley Reeder aided on a goal moments later. 
  • Susquehanna appeared to take control of the game with a five-goal run that made it 10-7 with 8:58 left to play. 


  • Kathrina DeMaio had two goals and an assist. Toohey scored twice. Dowling netted a goal, an assist and two caused turnovers. 
  • Libby Dex made six saves. 
  • The 5-1 start to the season is the best for the Blazers since beginning the 2005 season 6-1. 

Up Next

The Blazers host Immaculata on Wednesday, March 13 at 4 p.m.

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