March 28, 2009

Bombers Upend No. 14 Cortland, 13-12

from press releases

ITHACA, N.Y. - Nicole Borisenok scored the game-winning goal with one minute, 53 seconds remaining in regulation as the Ithaca women's lacrosse team upended nationally 14th-ranked Cortland, 13-12, Saturday afternoon. The Red Dragons fell to 2-4 with the setback, while the Bombers improved to 3-2.

For Cortland, senior Danielle Torre (Massapequa) set career highs with nine points and six goals. Sophomore Brianna Shost (Mahopac) added three goals, and sophomores Alyssa Hoover (Baldwin) and Megan Clare (Shirley/William Floyd) and freshman Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) chipped in with one goal each. Abbott also contributed three assists and Clare recorded two assists. Freshman goalie Amanda Caloia (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) stopped nine shots.

Kylie McClure led the Bombers with five goals. Catherine Hurley had three goals and an assist, Becky Bedard registered two goals and an assist and Borisenok also collected an assist to go with her game-winning tally. Courtney Dowell made 12 saves in the game.

Ithaca jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Torre netted back-to-back scored at 22:12 and 20:13 to cut the lead to 4-2. After the Bombers made it 5-2, the Red Dragons took the lead with a four-goal run sparked by Shost's three scores. Ithaca answered with three in a row, two from McClure, to take an 8-6 lead, but Torre ended the half with her fourth of the game at the 1:46 mark to make it an 8-7 game.

The teams traded the first six goals of the second half and Ithaca led, 11-10, with 13:23 remaining in regulation. Abbott tied the game at 12:22, but McClure gave the lead back to the Bombers at 6:28. Torre then netted her sixth of the game at 3:23 to tie the score at 12-all, setting up Borisenok's game winner.

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