March 11, 1999

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Freshman Alissa Moser scored with 1:25 into the second overtime period as the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse edged Richmond 14-13 in sudden-death double overtime on Thursday at Lakewood Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Sophomore Lael O’Shaughnessy scored five goals for the second straight game, and sophomore Courtney Calabrese had three goals to lead the Irish. Notre Dame improves to 2-0 with the win and next will play at Gannon on Wed., March 17.

O’Shaughnessy scored her fifth goal of the game with 33 seconds left in regulation to put Notre Dame ahead 12-11 but Richmond won the ensuing draw and tied the game 13 seconds later, sending the Irish into their first ever overtime game.

In overtime, which consists of two three-minute halves followed by six-minute sudden death periods, the Spiders struck in the first overtime period to take a 13-12 lead. Sophomore Kathryn Perrella scored on an isolation to tie the score and send the game into double overtime and into sudden death. Moser then sent the Irish to their second win in four days after beating Boston College 13-9 on Monday with her game-winning goal 1:25 into sudden death. The teams played a total of 67:25 after 60 minutes of regulation, six minutes of overtime and 1:25 of double overtime.

Notre Dame had jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first 2:22 of the game but Richmond rebounded to score nine of the next 11 goals and grab a 9-5 lead. After the Irish cut the score to 8-9 with 15:03 remaining in the second half, their were five ties and three lead changes in the contest. Richmond went up 11-10 with 5:32 remaining in the second half but Calabrese and O’Shaughnessy both netted scores and the Notre Dame defense held the Spiders scoreless until they scored with 20 seconds remaining in regulation.

Senior Kerry Callahan and Perrella each scored a pair of goals, while freshman Tina Fedarcyk added a goal. Sophomore goalie Carrie Marshall played the entire game and made 11 saves.

    Notre Dame  5   7   1   1   -   14Richmond    7   5   1   0   -   13

ND Scoring (goal-assists): O’Shaughnessy 5-0; Calabrese 3-1; Callahan 2-1; Perrella 2-1; Moser 1-0; Fedarcyk 1-1.
ND: Total Shots (39), Free Position Shots (3), Shots on Goal (36), Saves (11, Marshall), Draw Control (17), Ground Balls (24).