BABSON PARK, Mass. -- Junior Allison Dewey scored 1:32 into overtime to lift the Bates women's lacrosse team to a 9-8 win at Babson in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening at MacDowell Field.
Bates improves to 2-1 on the year with its fourth straight win over Babson. It was the Bobcats' second consecutive overtime game, having dropped a 9-8 decision at Wesleyan in extra time on Sunday. Babson drops to 1-2 with its second consecutive loss.
Sophomore Katie Allard (Ridgewood, N.J.) and first-year Avery MacMullen (New Haven, Conn.) each scored twice for the Bobcats. Senior Kaileigh Maguire (Sudbury, Mass.) and junior Camille Belletete (Jaffrey, N.H.) both finished with a goal and two assists. Dewey (Vergennes, Vt.) scooped up three ground balls and caused two turnovers.
Emily Bresnahan scored twice and Charlotte O'Halloran and Taylor Thorbahn dished out two assists apiece for the Beavers. Julia Harrigan led all players with six draw controls.
The Beavers jumped out to a 2-0 advantage behind goals from O'Halloran and Francesca Giovanucci in the first three minutes before Bates responded with seven of the next eight tallies to lead by as many as four early in the second half. The Bobcats carried a 6-3 edge into the break and then made it 7-3 on Belletete's free-position strike just over four minutes after halftime.
The Beavers still trailed by four with less than 14 minutes to go before reeling off the final four goals of regulation. Annie Arthur started the run at the 13:22 mark, and Taylor Herrmann cut the deficit to 8-6 by converting a feed from O'Halloran with 7:54 to play.
Harrigan controlled the ensuing draw and scored just over a minute later to make it a one-goal game. Bates, which committed 10 second-half turnovers, gave the ball up with 2:41 remaining and Bresnahan notched the game-tying goal with 25 seconds left to force overtime.
Babson won the opening draw of the extra session, but Belletete draw a charging foul and then found Dewey for the game-winning tally just over 90 seconds into the period.
Olivia Phelan made seven saves in her first career start for Babson, while sophomore Eliza Statile (Ipswich, Mass.) turned away nine shots for Bates.
The Beavers held the edge in draw controls (11-8) and ground balls (20-16), but converted just 12-of-20 clears and were held without a free-position goal in five attempts.
The Bobcats finished 5-of-10 on free-position shots and were successful on 17-of-20 clears.
Bates next visits NESCAC rival Amherst Saturday at 2 p.m.
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