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North Central Makes Late Comeback to Topple Bucs

April 7, 2015

Marci McClenon, 4-7Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Women's Lacrosse team erased an early deficit but saw visiting North Central College make their own comeback in the final minutes for an 11-10 win at Strong Stadium Tuesday.

The Cardinals jumped out on top with the first three goals of the game before Libby Storrick got Beloit on the board at the 18:03 mark.  After NCC scored twice more to make it 5-1 with just under 11 minutes left in the half the Buccaneers strung together three straight goals - from Michelle Dillon (Storrick), Kelley Flint (Hannah Drexler) and Marci McClenon - to pull back within 5-4.  North Central scored the final goal of the half with 3:26 left to lead 6-4 at the break.

Three straight Beloit scores to open the second half - by Arisbeth Sanchez, Drexler and Storrick - put the Bucs up 7-6 eight-plus minutes into the second half.  After the Cardinals tied it at 7-all at the 20:15 mark Dillon scored two straight goals, assisted by Sanchez and Drexler, respectively, and the Buccaneers led 9-7.  NCC rallied from behind this time with two goals to tie it at 9 with 7:13 remaining.  Storrick (Flint) scored at 6:31 to give Beloit a 10-9 lead but North Central scored twice in the final three minutes, including the game-winner with 1:10 left, to close the scoring.

Celeste Jenkins made eight saves in net for the Bucs.

Beloit looks to shake a two-game slide when they host Loras College on Saturday in an 11:00 a.m. Midwest Lacrosse Conference game at Strong.