Grovom Is Golden as Sophomore Nets OT Winner to Give Shorewomen 10-9 Win Over Garnet

Grovom Is Golden as Sophomore Nets OT Winner to Give Shorewomen 10-9 Win Over Garnet

Scores Walk-Off Goal With 21.1 Left In OT Period

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Sophomore Kristy Grovom (San Diego, Calif./Mission Hills) scored the golden goal with 21.1 seconds left in the overtime session on a feed from sophomore Cecily Docktor (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) to give visiting Washington College a 10-9 victory over host Swarthmore on Wednesday night at Clothier Field in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action.   

Washington College 10 Swarthmore 9 (OT)

How It Happened
- In the overtime period, Washington won the draw control and Emily Pantazes went for the winning goal 1:05 into the session, but her shot was turned away by Swarthmore goalie Betsy Cohen.
- The Garnet would have the ball for the remaining 2:55 of the first part of the six minute overtime period and Briana Narzikul tried to give Swarthmore the winning score with 3:04 left, four seconds before another draw control would have been necessitated, but Washington keeper Haylee Solomon saved the shot to force the second three minutes.
- Swarthmore won the draw control of the second three minutes and would not shoot until 1:18 left when Tess Wild took a shot that went wide.  The Garnet would get the ball back after they forced a failed clear by the Shorewomen.
- With 31 seconds left, Washington's Madison Schutz forced Elizabeth Wainwright into a turnover and Schutz would pick up the ground ball to ignite what would be the game-winning goal.  The Shorewomen cleared the ball and Docktor found Grovom on the top of the crease and put her shot into the upper left of the goal to give the Shorewomen the golden goal and the walk-off win.
- Docktor opened the scoring 5:11 into the game on a free position goal for the Shorewomen, but just 10 seconds later Wild tied the game after she won the draw control.
- The Pantazes Twins put Washington back ahead 2-1 as off of a free position attempt, Alison Pantazes found Emily Pantazes with 22:10 left in the first half.  Morgen Moran made it 3-1 on an unassisted tally with 20:51 left. 
- Docktor notched her second goal of the game to give Washington a 4-1 lead with 12:14 left in the opening 30 minutes.
- Moran pushed the Shorewomen lead to 5-1 with a free position tally with 8:38 left, but just nine ticks later Wainwright finished off a feed from Wild to cut the lead to 5-2 and that would cap the first half scoring as the visitors took a three-goal lead into halftime.
- Narzikul opened the second half scoring 1:45 into the second half to trim the WC lead to 5-3. 
- However 39 seconds later Cara Pascarella scored her first goal of the season from Katherine Vincent to give the guests a 6-3 lead.
- The Garnet got back-to-back goals from Narzikul and Sydnie Schwarz respectively to cut the Washington lead to 6-5 with 22:20 remaining.
- Lauren Brenner gave Washington a two-goal cushion on a free position tally with 20:18 left at 7-5.
- Narzikul scored her third goal of the second half to reduce the Shorewoman lead to 7-6 with 17:33 left on a pass from Wild and Wainwright scored unassisted with 9:36 remaining to tie the game at 7-7.
- Just 63 seconds after the Garnet tied it, Emily Pantazes gave the Shorewomen the lead at 8-7 on an unassisted score. Emily Pantazes would score 17 seconds later to put Washington ahead 9-7 with Grovom notching the helper.
- Wainwright would notch her third goal of the game to cut the lead to 9-8 with 6:52 left and with 5:29 remaining Wainwright found Wild who scored to tie the game at 9-9.
- After Swarthmore got the ball back with 3:16 left, the Garnet worked the clock for a final shot, but Washington forced a turnover with 16 seconds left after Swarthmore picked up a ground ball following a blocked shot.
- The Shorewomen would turn the ball over on the clear, but the Garnet would turn it over right back on a false start.  Washington would get it with 9.4 seconds left and Docktor got one final shot off before the buzzer, but Cohen turned away the shot to send the game to overtime.

For The Shorewomen (10-5, 5-3 CC)
- Scoring: Emily Pantazes (three goals to lead team), Docktor (two goals and one assist), Moran (two goals), Grovom (one goal and one assist)
- In Goal: Solomon (65:39, 13 saves, nine goals)
- Vincent had four draw controls to lead all players.
- The Shorewomen edged the Garnet in draw controls, 14-12, and notched seven caused turnovers.
- WC went 13-for-16 in clears and 3-for-7 in free position shots.
- The guests had four more turnovers than the hosts, 14-10.

For Swarthmore (8-7, 2-6 CC)
- Scoring: Wainwright (three goals and one assist), Nazikul (three goals), Wild (two goals and game-high two assists)   
 - In Goal: Cohen (65:39, nine saves, 10 goals)
- Wainwright and Wild had four points to lead all players and Wild won a Garnet-best three draws.
- The Garnet went 14-for-18 in clears and 0-for-2 in free position chances.
- Swarthmore outshot Washington 29-26 and forced six WC turnovers in the game.

Notes
- Washington secured its seventh straight season of 10 or more wins, the longest in program history.  Prior to the run which began in 2011, the Shorewomen had four seasons of 10 or more wins (1989, 1999-2000 and 2003).
- The Shorewomen have won eight of the past 10 against the Garnet.
- It was Washington's second overtime win in as many Wednesdays as last Wednesday the Shorewomen won 23 seconds into overtime in a 10-9 win over Haverford.
- This is the third time in program history that the Shorewomen have won two overtime games in a single season joining the 1991 and 2011 squads.

Up Next
4/29 @ #3 Gettysburg – 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- A win by the Shorewomen on Saturday will secure the team's seventh straight trip to the Centennial Conference Tournament.  If the Shorewomen lose, they can still get in if Dickinson beats Ursinus.