COLCHESTER, Vt. - Senior Samantha Cozzolino scored the game-winning goal with 2:11 left in sudden-death overtime to push Southern Connecticut State University past the Saint Michael's College women's lacrosse team, 13-12, during Sunday afternoon's Northeast-10 Conference matchup at Duffy Field.
- Saint Michael's (1-4, 0-4 NE10), Southern Connecticut State (2-7, 1-4 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Junior Kaelyn Oliver (Canton, Conn./Canton), 4 goals (career high), 1 assist
- Senior Kate Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 4 goals (career high), 6 draw controls
- Sophomore Erin Mikson (Merrimac, Mass./Pentucket Regional), 1 goal, 3 assists
- First-year Jordy Fenton (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy), 2 goals
- Sophomore Kaitlyn Waystack (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 1 goal
- Sophomore Emma Coleman (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale), 3 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers
- Senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang), 2 ground balls, 4 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers
- Junior Katrina Pietz (Brentwood, N.H./Exeter), 5 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
- Sophomore Victoria Putnam (East Falmouth, Mass./Saint Mark's School), 12 saves, 2 ground balls
- Senior Samantha Cozzolino, 5 goals, 4 assists, 5 draw controls
- Sophomore Stephanie Seymour, 4 goals
- Senior Brianna Grande, 4 ground balls, 6 draw controls, 7 caused turnovers
- First-year Karlie Rowe, 2 goals
- Junior Morgan Chase, 1 goal
- Sophomore Hailey Gordon, 1 goal
- Junior Sara Meza, 2 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers
- Sophomore Laura Morton, 10 saves, 3 ground balls
- Fourth of five straight NE10 games for the Purple Knights.
- The Purple Knights held a 19-18 advantage in ground balls, while the Owls held slight leads in shots (30-26) and draw controls (16-12). The Purple Knights forced 16 turnovers while committing 17.
- With her two caused turnovers Annie Martin extends her career total to 75, passing Taylor Midgley '15 (74) for third in program history.
- Coleman pushed her career caused turnover total to 52 during the contest, breaking a tie with Noel Smith '06 (49) for sixth in Purple Knight history. Coleman, who set the Purple Knight record for most caused turnovers in a season (32) last year, now has 20 caused turnovers this season, which is tied with Steph Bonewald '15 for ninth in program history.
- Southern Connecticut opened the game with back-to-back goals, with Cozzolino and Chase each scoring. The Purple Knights knotted the score at 2-2 after Kate Martin tallied consecutive goals at 27:02 and 25:32. Oliver had an assist on the second goal.
- The two teams traded the next six goals with the Purple Knights answering each of the Owls' markers. Kate Martin netted her hat-trick goal at 20:03, while Fenton scored a woman-up goal at 16:21 before Oliver tied the game at 5-5 with 8:41 left in the first half.
- The Owls went on a 3-0 stretch as Seymour and Rowe scored to close out the first half before Cozzolino opened the second half with a marker at 29:21. Cozzolino also assisted on both Seymour and Rowe's goals.
- The Purple Knights scored seven of the next eight goals, going up 12-9 on Fenton's free-position goal at 13:28. Oliver tallied three goals during the 7-1 stretch, including her hat-trick goal at 23:36 before Waystack put away the go-ahead goal at 18:21. Mikson also had a goal and two assists.
- The Owls scored the final three goals of regulation in the closing 10:08, with Seymour tying the game at 12-12 with just 32 seconds remaining on her fourth goal, including her second of the run.
- Saint Michael's had a shot denied by Morton at 4:51 in the first sudden-death overtime period before the Purple Knights turned the ball over within the fan just the before the three-minute mark. Seymour won the ensuing draw control before Cozzolino buried the game-winner for the Owls at 2:11.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Wednesday at No. 16 Merrimack College, 4 p.m.
- The Warriors are ranked in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll.