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Lacrosse Suffers Heartbreaker OT Loss to Hawks

Lacrosse Suffers Heartbreaker OT Loss to Hawks

RALEIGH, N.C. - Meredith held a one-point advantage in Saturday's lacrosse match versus Huntingdon College with 29 seconds remaining in regulation but gave up the tying score with one tick left on the clock to send the game into overtime. The Hawks forced an Avenging Angel turnover in the final seconds of play and scored on a fastbreak to secure the 13-12 non-league win.

The Avenging Angels fell to 4-7 on the season, and the Hawks, who join the USA South next August as a full conference member, posted their fifth win in nine games.

HC opened the game scoring the first three goals before Katie Burnet launched a 6-0 Meredith run to give the Avenging Angels the lead. Lottie Meadows netted a trio of scores during the stretch.

The teams traded goals during the next three minutes before the Hawks closed out the half with two consecutive goals from Shannen O'Leary to pull to within one at the break.

Meredith maintained the offensive pressure in the second period and extended their lead to two on back-to-back goals from Burnet with 15:45 remaining in regulation.

The Hawks picked up two points to tie the game at 10 with just over eight minutes left on the clock.

Taylor Pearce battled for the draw control and Eliza Evans reached the net on a free position attempt to put Meredith back in the lead.

Huntingdon's Jamie Reschke scored again less than one minute later to tie the game with 6:23 remaining in the game.

The teams battled during the next three minutes when Evans caused a Hawk turnover. Burnet collected the ground ball and headed down field. Burnet posted her fifth goal to give the Avenging Angels their final lead of the game.

Burnet and Meadows combined for nine goals, and Burnet posted four draw controls. Danielle Lee led all with three assists on the day.

O'Leary tallied five goals for the Hawks and Reschke followed with four. Keeper Alexis McDonald grabbed a dozen saves in the win for Huntingdon.

Meredith travels to Christopher Newport Sunday for a USA South battle with the #16 Captains.