April 7, 2002
Despite five straight unanswered goals in the final six minutes of action the Colgate University women's lacrosse team comeback bid fell short as the Raiders dropped a 14-12 decision to non-league opponent Monmouth, Sunday in West Long Branch, N.J. Colgate drops to the 3-9 overall while Monmouth improves to 6-5.
Beka Murphy scored Monmouth's last goal of the game with 9:07 remaining in the second half on her fifth tally of the game to give the Hawks a 14-7 advantage before the Raiders came alive to score the last five goals of the game.
Freshman Rebecca Sandler (Baltimore, Md./Park School), who finished the game with a team-high four goals and one assist, started the Raider rally netting an unassisted goal with 6:32 remaining.
Kelsy Hill (Longwood, Fla./Lake Brantley) scored just 30 second later finishing a feed from Kim Corcoran (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) to cut the Monmouth lead to 14-9. Corcoran followed with a goal of her own, tallying her second of the game and the third straight unanswered Raider goal.
Two minutes would tick off the clock before the Raiders would find the back of the net again on an unassisted goal from senior captain Lauren Moll (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) with 1:17 remaining to cut the Monmouth edge to three at 14-11.
Sophomore Meghan O'Neill (Flourtown, Pa./Germantown Academy) quickly put Colgate on the board again finishing a Sandler assist with just 42 second left in the game, but it would to little to late for the Raiders as the game-clock expired with the final score 14-12 in favor of the Hawks.
Monmouth had four players with multiple goal games, led by Murphy's five tallies. Kerry Pohmer netted three for the Hawks and Stacy Sydlo chipped in with two goals and two assists, while Meg Brown added two goals and an assist.
Sandler led the Raider attack netting four goals and a helper, while Corcoran, Hill and Caitlin Houck (Boyertown, Pa./Lawrenceville School) each added two goals each for Colgate.
Colgate returns to action at home Saturday, April 13 at 12 p.m. against Patriot League opponent Bucknell on Tyler's Field.