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Women’s LAX Rallies to win in Overtime at Niagara

Women’s LAX Rallies to win in Overtime at Niagara

The Genesee Community College women's lacrosse team kept its playoff hopes alive on Wednesday afternoon after erasing as much as a six-goal deficit against Niagara County Community College to win in overtime.

The Thunderwolves scored six times in the opening half and held Genesee to a single goal, scored by Kaleigh Murray.

NCCC scored early in the second and GCC faced its largest deficit at 7-1 early in the final half.

The Cougars began to fight back late in the second and after getting two goals apiece from Murray, Ashley Makowski and Rachel Ball, GCC was back in the game.

Trailing 10-9 in the final minutes, GCC's Denae McGrath scored her first of two goals to tie it at ten. Both teams went scoreless the rest of regulation and the game went into overtime.

McGrath struck again just 29-second into the extra session to put GCC in front 11-10, and the Cougars shut down NCCC the rest of the six-minute overtime to earn the comeback win and improve to 5-3.

Murray finished with three goals, Makowski scored two goals and added two assists, McGrath scored twice, had one assist and 16 ground balls, Rachel Ball collected 12 ground balls and scored twice and Mariah Pepe and Madelynne Mineo each scored a goal.

Lara Oakes made six saves in net to earn the win.

Genesee (5-3) will end its regular season at home on Saturday against Herkimer County Community College. Face-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.