Women's Lacrosse Splits with Queens, Southern Connecticut State

FLUSHING, N.Y./NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Apr. 13-14, 2013) - This weekend, the Mercy College women's lacrosse team won an incredible thriller against Queens College on Saturday, 12-11, as senior Julie Darnulc (Baldwin, N.Y.) found the back of the netting with seven seconds left before overtime. On Sunday, Mercy dropped a non-conference battle to Southern Connecticut State, 11-8.

Saturday: Mercy 12, Queens 11

The first half was very tight as Mercy scored six times to Queens' five goals. The second half was evenly-matched as well. Down 10-8 with 14+ minutes left in the game, Mercy reeled off three goals to take an 11-10 lead. Senior Marissa Hurley (Shirley, N.Y.) netted the first two, while junior Kelsey Bub (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) had the third.

Three minutes later, Heather Rosen scored the equalizer on a free position shot. Then, with seven seconds before overtime, Darnulc returned the favor and scored the game's deciding goal on a free position shot to send the Mavericks to victory.

Darnulc, who played in her first game returning from injury, scored twice and had two assists, while Bub, Hurley and junior Tracey Wandle (Rocky Point, N.Y.) all scored three goals. In the cage, senior Stephanie DiLegge (Bay Shore, N.Y.) had 15 saves.

Sunday: Southern Connecticut State 11, Mercy 8

The Mavericks (6-4, 2-2 ECC) were down 4-1 with 18:11 left to go in the first half. Mercy then rattled off four straight to take a 5-4 lead. Bub had two of those tallies.

Following halftime, the two clubs remained in a tight game with five minutes gone by in the second stanza. The Owls were then able to score six straight goals over a 13-minute span to take a commanding 11-6 lead.

The Mavericks scored two more times, but it wasn't enough as the Owls won, 11-8.

In all, Bub scored three times and Wandle had two goals and two assists. DiLegge made five saves between the pipes.

Head Coach Dawn Anselmin and the Mavericks return to action on Wednesday, Apr. 17 when they host Dowling College at 4:00 p.m.