Girls Lacrosse Edges Gilmour Academy in 1st Tournament Game
Louisville 11, Gilmour Academy 10
The Louisville Leopards withstood a furious comeback by the visiting Gilmour Academy Lancers in the opening round of the OSLA Girls Lacrosse Tournament. The 23rd Seed Leopards would prevail over the 24th Seed Lancers 11-10 at Louisville Leopards Stadium Tuesday Evening. With the victory, Louisville improves to 10-1 on the year.
The Leopards Mandy Wesely broke free and scored what proved to be the game winning goal with 1:40 remaining in the contest. The Louisville defense did the rest led by two huge late saves by goalie Celia Keefe. She would finish with 13 saves in goal for the Lady Leopards.
Sisters Emily Hollifield and Katie Hollifield each recorded Hat Tricks in helping Louisville build a 9-5 lead midway through the second half. Alexa Oberster also scored two first half goals and both Alexis Pochubay & Marissa Vick also found the net for the Lady Leopards.
Trailing 10-6, the Lancers scored 4 goals in a span of 1:59 to tie the game. Ani Fitzgerald’s game-leading fourth goal of the contest tied the game at 10-10 with 2:43 remaining in the contest. Katie Decker also scored a pair of goals to start the run.
However, Louisville shut down the Gilmour offense the rest of the way to drop them to 4-7 for the season. Gianna Stafford also finished with 2 second half goals for the Lancers. Other Gilmour goals came in the first half off the sticks of Olivia Dottore and Annie Zupon.
All but one of the 21 goals scored were unassisted. Liz Pugh found Katie Hollifield in front of the net for the Leopards only assist of the night in the opening half.
UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to Chagrin Falls to take on the top seeded Tigers in the Second Round of the DII OSLA North-Central Tournament on Friday, May 20 at 5:30 PM.
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LEOPARDS 11, LANCERS 10
Gilmour Academy 4-6–10
Louisville – Katie Hollifield | LHS 1, GA 0, 17:21
Louisville – Alexa Oberster | LHS 2, GA 0, 16:16
Louisville – Alexa Oberster | LHS 3, GA 0, 12:21
Gilmour Academy – Ani Fitzgerald | LHS 3, GA 1, 10:41
Louisville – Emily Hollifield | LHS 4, GA 1, 10:03
Gilmour Academy – Annie Zupon | LHS 4, GA 2, 6:38
Gilmour Academy – Olivia Dottore | LHS 4, GA 3, 6:15
Louisville – Alexis Pochubay | LHS 5, GA 3, 3:53
Louisville – Katie Hollifield (Liz Pugh) | LHS 6, GA 3, 2:49
Gilmour Academy – Ani Fitzgerald | LHS 6, GA 4, 0:52
Louisville – Emily Hollifield | LHS 7, GA 4, 0:42
Louisville – Emily Hollifield | LHS 8, GA 4, 0:17
Gilmour Academy – Gianna Stafford | LHS 8, GA 5, 15:04
Louisville – Katie Hollifield | LHS 9, GA 5, 13:43
Gilmour Academy – Gianna Stafford | LHS 9, GA 6, 11:27
Louisville – Marissa Vick | LHS 10, GA 6, 10:20
Gilmour Academy – Katie Decker | LHS 10, GA 7, 4:42
Gilmour Academy – Katie Decker | LHS 10, GA 8, 3:52
Gilmour Academy – Ani Fitzgerald | LHS 10, GA 9, 3:42
Gilmour Academy – Ani Fitzgerald | LHS 10, GA 10, 2:43
Louisville – Mandy Wesely | LHS 11, GA 10, 1:40
Records: Louisville 10-1; Gilmour Academy 4-7