April 22, 2009

Glynn Scores Twice in OT to Lift Lions

from press release

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Once again, senior co-captain Holly Glynn had the game-wining overtime goal to lift the Lions over La Salle for its third straight victory. With the win, the Lions improved to 8-6 on the season while the Explorers fell to 4-12.

In the first overtime period, La Salle took a quick 9-8 lead on a goal by Jill Davis 33 seconds into the frame, but Lizzie Lee found Glynn with 24 seconds to go to even the score at 9-9 and force the second overtime.  Glynn went on to score the game-winner with 2:11 on the  clock defeat La Salle, 10-9.

The two teams finished the first half tied at five.  Brittany Shannon and Glynn each had a pair of unassisted goals and Lauren Olsen chipped in a single tally for the Lions.  Shannon struck first 2:22 into the game, but the Explorers answered with back-to-back goals to take a 2-1 lead.  Glynn evened the score at 2-2 before La Salle once again responded with two unanswered goals.  The two teams traded goals less than two minutes apart including one by Olsen, with La Salle holding a 5-3 advantage. 

Shannon and Glynn each found the back of the net at 3:38 and 3:02 to even the score entering the break.

Columbia took the lead three different times in the second half on goals by Glynn, Frances Callaghan and Taylor Gattinella, but each time the Explorers responded with a goal of their own.  Gabrielle Geronimos picked up two assists during that span, connecting with both Glynn and Gatinella.

The score would remain that way through regulation.  The Explorers had a chance to take the lead with 34 seconds on the clock, but Emma Mintz came up with a huge save to keep the score tied at 8-8 and force the extra period.

Glynn finished with five goals, three draw controls, and a game-high 15 shots.  Mintz picked up the win in goal, making 11 saves and causing two turnovers.

Columbia (7-6, 1-5 Ivy League) returns to Robert K. Kraft Field on Sunday, April 26 when it plays host to Dartmouth in its final home game of the season.  The team's six seniors will be honored prior to the match.

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