The Oglethorpe women's lacrosse team suffered a tough loss in overtime Saturday morning in Conway, Arkansas, falling to the homestanding Hendrix Warriors 13-12. The Stormy Petrels were down 12-10 with 10 minutes left in the game, but came back to tie the score and send it to overtime. Hendrix scored the goal in the extra period, though, to secure the win.
The Petrels pulled out to a 3-0 lead early and expanded their advantage to 6-2 midway through the first half. Junior midfielder Jill Czaplinski started the scoring less than 30 seconds into the game, and junior attacker Samantha Chap and senior midfielder Morgan Goss added tallies over the next couple minutes. Hendrix responded with a pair of goals, but Goss and Czaplinski came back with three more. Goss scored two off free position shots and Czaplinski scored off an assist from Goss, giving Oglethorpe their 6-2 lead with 17:50 left in the opening period. The Warrirors came back with four of the next five goals to end the half, however, and entered the halftime break down just 7-6.
Hendrix tallied the first three goals of the second half to take a 9-7 lead. The Petrels came back with goals from junior defender Dreshona Mapps-Whitmore and freshman attacker Audrey Mahoney to tie it up with just under 19 minutes left. The Warriors scored three of the next four goals, though, and took a 12-10 lead with just under 13 minutes remaining in the game. Oglethorpe senior midfielder Caroline Chamberlain scored off an assist from senior attacker Clarissa Hopkins to cut it to 12-11 with 12:10 left, though, and Goss followed with a free position goal at the 2:10 mark, tying the score.
Neither team was able to dent the scoreboard for the rest of regulation and Hendrix scored at the 2:20 mark of overtime to win it.
Goss led the Petrels with four goals, while Chamberlain and Czaplinski added two apiece. Hopkins collected four ground balls, freshman midfielder Tatyana Harris won four draw controls, and Mahoney caused four turnovers. Junior goalie Jordan Chandler made 16 saves on the afternoon.
The Petrels were outshot 29-24 on goal, but they forced 28 Hendrix turnovers and collected 22 ground balls. Oglethorpe was successful on 18 of 24 clear attempts and 3 of 8 free position shots. Hendrix outdrew Oglethorpe 18-8.
The 3-3 Petrels will next hit the field on Saturday, March 9, when they travel to Orlando, Florida, to take on UCF in an exhibition game at 1 p.m. After that, they'll head to West Palm Beach to take on Division II Palm Beach Atlantic Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m.