Women’s Lacrosse Improves to 2-0 on Game-Winning Goal by Bishop

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Sophomore attacker Taylor Bishop’s game-winning goal with six seconds left, gave the Mavericks a 10-9 victory over Bentley University to improve to 2-0 on the season. With the victory, Mercy now improves to 2-0 for the fifth straight season.

Overall, Bishop scored one goal and had one assist and two ground balls. Senior attacker Katherine Sanchez led the team with a game-high seven goals and five draw controls.

Mercy got off to quick start to open the game by scoring three goals in the first nine minutes of the game. Two goals came from Sanchez and one from junior attacker Casey Shimborske. After their lead was cut to one with two goals by Bentley, the Mavericks got another goal from Sanchez to increase their lead back to two.

The first half continued to be a back-and-fourth affair as Bentley came back to tie the game, which made the score 4-4 going into halftime.

In the second half Mercy reclaimed the lead with another goal by Sanchez with just under five minutes into the half. The Falcons responded with three straight goals to take a 7-5 lead which was their largest lead of the game. Despite falling behind, the Mavericks didn’t quit and came back to tie the game with back-to-back goals from Sanchez and junior Briana Corace.

Both teams continued to exchange goals as Bentley regained the lead. Shortly after, the Mavericks answered with two more goals to go up 9-8. The lead was short lived, as the Falcons tied to the game at 9 with six minutes remaining in the game.

The final minutes of the game was a defensive one. Both teams kept each other from scoring until Bishop put the Mavericks on top for good in the final six seconds of the game.

Mercy held a 24-21 edge in shots and Bentley held a 19-17 edge in ground balls.