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Christina Havrila

Christina Havrila

 

Overtime Goal Leads Hollins To Road Win

Chambersburg, PA - Hollins University Lacrosse at Wilson College, April 6, 2014

Box Score

Less than 24 hours after falling to ODAC rival Virginia Wesleyan, the Hollins University lacrosse team was back on the field as they traveled to face Wilson College.  Both teams went into the matchup looking for their first win of the season.

A road weary Hollins team needed to get off to a fast start against the Phoenix.  Neither team could get much going on the offensive end of the field during the opening minutes of play.  The home team struck first as Hollins once again fell behind to start the game.  Less than two minutes later, Wilson added to their lead as Hollins faced a critical point in the game.  After winning the next draw, Hollins answered the Phoenix goals with a score of their own to cut the lead to one.  Over the final 20 minutes of the first half, Hollins could not answer their hosts as Wilson built a 4-1 lead going into the break.

Hollins faces another uphill battle in the second half and a quick goal to start the second frame gave Hollins life.  About five minutes later, Hollins once again found the back of the net and cut the Wilson lead to just a single goal.  The Phoenix buckled down and stopped the Hollins momentum as the game stayed at 4-3 for most of the second half.  With the seconds on the clock ticking down, Hollins found themselves on the brink of another loss.  With less than a minute to play, Hollins gained control of the ball in the Wilson zone and netted the tying goal with just 41 ticks left on the clock.  As the final horn blew, the game was tied and the two teams headed to overtime for the fist time this season.

During the overtime period, neither team could get much going.  Hollins saw the time to start to dwindle and with thoughts of a long ride home started to creep into their heads, the offense made on last surge.  After a Wilson penalty gave Hollins a player advantage, first year midfielder Christina Havrila (Ruckersville, VA) attacked the Phoenix net and sent her game winning shot past the keeper and secured Hollins first win of the season.

 

Jessie Deese wins a draw control

 

Junior co-captain Jessie Deese (Cary, NC) scored a pair of goals on five shots to lead the Hollins offense.  Leading scorer Rikki Martinez (Corpus Christi, TX) added one goal, four ground balls, and two draw controls while Meg O'Brien (Chattanooga, TN) scored a goal on her team high 11 shots.  In addition to netting the game winner, Havrila picked up a game high nine ground balls.  Maddie Horton (Irvine, CA) recorded 12 saves en route to picking up her first win in net.

Megan Sterling scored a pair of goals for the Phoenix.  Caileigh Oliver and Hillary Swartz added one goal apiece and Nicole Melanson handed out the games only assist.

Hollins has just three games remaining on the schedule, all conference matchups.  Hollins will travel to Guilford on Wednesday before finishing the season with a pair of home games.