April 14, 2013

Larrimore Shines in Final Mount Home Game

from press release

Emmitsburg, Md.  -- Senior Kaitlyn Larrimore made the most of her final home game at Waldron Family Stadium with a career-high five goals including the game winner with 25 seconds left to give the Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team a 10-9 win over Northeast Conference opponent Quinnipiac on Sunday afternoon.

After Quinnipiac's Kyra Ochwat tied the game at 9-9 with 59 seconds on the clock, Larrimore took the ball in front of the net and fired it to the upper left-hand corner for the game-winning goal. The win for the Mount (6-9, 5-2 NEC) was its first over Quinnipiac (5-9, 3-4 NEC) since 2007 and snaps the Bobcats' eight-game winning streak against the Mount.

The victory also helps the Mount maintain a third-place tie with Bryant, who defeated Wagner by a 12-8 score on Sunday.

Picking up her second hat trick of the season, Erin Seipp kickstarted the Mount's attack with a strike less than five minutes into the contest. Just 35 seconds after Seipp's goal, Larrimore made it 2-0 in favor of the home team off a feed from Hannah Gutcher.

QU's leading scorer on the day with four goals, Ochwat leveled the score at 2-2 with two goals in the 14th minute of the game.

Following 10 minutes of back-and-forth action, Seipp and Larrimore both found the back of the net for a 4-2 halftime lead.

Bridget McGann's sixth goal of the season got the Mount's offense off the ground 1:20 into the second half.

After goals from both team's including Larrimore's third of the day with 22:22 to go in the game, Quinnipiac stormed all the way back from a three-goal deficit to tie the contest at 6-6 on goals by Lianne Toomey, Sarah Allen and Michaela Tinsley.

Lindsay Diaz scored for the third-consecutive game to give the Mount a 7-6 edge with 16:04 remaining. The lead was short lived, however, as Ochwat found Kayla Fu alone in front of the net as the Bobcats knotted the score at 7-7 less than two minutes later.

Seipp broke the tie when she fired low through traffic for her third goal of the game with 7:07 on the clock. Three minutes later, Larrimore helped the Mount to a two-goal advantage with 4:04 left at 9-7.

Ochwat converted a free position goal with just over four minutes left and scored again with 59 seconds to go to even the score at 9-9 before Larrimore's heroics to win the game for the Mount.

For the second game in a row, the Mountaineers outshot their opponent as well as picked up more ground balls and committed fewer turnovers. The Mount held a 27-20 shot advantage over the Bobcats and committed their second-fewest turnovers this season with eight.

In goal for the Mount, Sarah Jane Leder turned away seven shots and picked up a key ground ball in the final 10 seconds of the game to preserve the win. On the other end, Samantha Tilts made eight saves for the Bobcats.

Next weekend, the Mount will finish up the regular season against Central Connecticut State on Friday, April 19, at 4:00 p.m. in New Britain, Conn. before taking on Bryant in Smithfield, R.I. on April 21 at noon.

NOTE: Allie Fife and Kaitlyn Larrimore were honored during Senior Day before Sunday's game... Larrimore has 19 multi-goal games in her career.

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