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Eagles Come Up One Goal Short at Methodist

anna o'hara looks for a pass

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – In a game where the teams were never separated by more than two goals until the final 19 minutes, the Bridgewater College women's lacrosse team fell 12-11 at Methodist.

Jacqueline DiFulvio made it a one-goal game with 2:12 remaining, but Methodist's Lily Eisenhart won the ensuing draw control and the Monarchs were able to run out the clock.

Anna O'Hara led the Bridgewater attack with five goals, and added three draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Dwyer Neal also had two caused turnovers and a team-high five ground balls. Olivia Carson, traditionally an attacker, moved into the cage for the second straight season and recorded five saves.

The Eagles erased an early 3-1 deficit to take the lead at halftime. O'Hara finished off an eight-meter chance to make it 3-2 Methodist with 22:51 left in the first.

DiFulvio (18:42), Shannon Rogers (17:38) and O'Hara (11:20) tied the game three straight times at 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5 before the Eagles took their first lead of the day.

Neal put BC on top with five minutes left in the half and O'Hara made it 7-5 before the Monarchs pulled one back heading into the break.

Jodie Welsh assisted O'Hara for the Eagles' final lead of the game, 8-7, with 25:38 left.

The Monarchs made their run at that point, scoring four straight, capped by two Monti Hendrix goals that made it 11-8 with 18:40 remaining.

Rogers picked up a ground ball and then assisted Sarah Yashinskie to get the Eagles back within two goals at 12-10 with seven minutes left to play.

After kicking off the year with two games on the road, the Eagles (0-2) will have their home opener on Wednesday against Frostburg State.