FERRUM, Va. - Assisted by Katie Burnet, Danielle Lee scored the game winning goal to edge the Meredith College lacrosse team past the Ferrum Panthers in Sunday's USA South battle. The Avenging Angels claimed sole ownership of second place in current conference standings with the win.
Ferrum took the early lead in today's league pairing, scoring the first three goals.
When Lottie Meadows finally controlled the next draw for Meredith, Burnet hustled down field for a score. Alison Reisert captured the next draw control and fed Burnet again to pull the Avenging Angels to within one at 21:14.
A series of missed attempts on both sides left the Panthers in their offensive third with 13:19 remaining in regulation. The hosts netted a point to extend their lead back to two.
After losing the draw, Meredith regained control of the ball, and Lee scored her first-of-five goals.
Ferrum would net one more before the intermission to give Ferrum a 5-3 lead heading into the break.
A series of turnovers by both the Panthers and the Angels left rookie Raven Winters with a chance at the net early in the second half. She gathered a pass from Burnet for the score just 90 seconds into the period.
Ferrum tallied three of the next four goals to hold a three-point advantage with the clock winding down.
But a tenacious Meredith squad maintained composure, and Burnet led a 3-0 run to tie the game at eights with just under 10 minutes remaining in regulation.
The Panthers added two more goals during the next 30 seconds of play before Lee tied the score on back-to-back attempts at 6:07.
Meredith controlled the ball, but the Ferrum defense sealed off the net. An Avenging Angel turnover put the ball back in the hands of the Panthers, but too little time remained sending the match overtime.
Both teams remained scoreless during the first-of-two three minute periods. After switching offensive ends, Ferrum controlled the first draw, and a Meredith penalty left the Angels down a man on the field.
Back-up keeper Anna Adcock recorded the save of her short career in goal on the next play. Katie Sills caused a Panther turnover after the recovery to send Meredith down to the other end of the field with the ball.
Burnet posted her third assist on the day with a feeder to Lee, and the Avenging Angels claimed the win.
Burnet added a hat-trick to her trio of assists, and Sills posted a game-high five groundballs. Adcock tallied six saves in her third win on the season.
Ferrum's Caila Cummings led the Panthers with three goals, with three teammates contributing two apiece.
The Avenging Angels host USA South foe Methodist University in a 6 p.m. match Wednesday, March 26, before closing out the regular season on a pair of non-league events.