Lady Leopards Prevail at CVCA 8-7 in Team’s 1st Overtime Game – Girls Lacrosse
Louisville 8, CVCA 7, OT
The Louisville Leopards Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team edged the host CVCA Royals 8-7 in overtime Saturday at Royals Stadium. With the win, Louisville improves their undefeated mark to 7-0 on the season.
Mandy Wesely scored the game-winning sudden death goal in overtime to lift the Leopards past the Royals. Alexa Oberster won the opening draw in the extra period and took the ball straight to the goal. Her shot was deflected away and CVCA returned the rebound to the other side of the field.
The Royals turned the ball over on their possession and was controlled by Wesely. She drove the ball the length of the field and fired the game winner into the bottom corner of the net to keep the Leopards undefeated.
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Oberster led Louisville with a team-leading 4 goals and a team-high 2 interceptions. Haley Black, Katie Hollifield, and Wesely all tacked on goals in regulation as well. Hollifield also recorded a team-high 4 ground balls and Wesely fielded 3.
Goalie Celia Keefe finished with 16 saves to lead the Leopards defensive efforts. Keefe also had a clutch game-winning save in Louisville’s 5-4 victory over CVCA last season. The Leopards are now 2-0 all-time against the Royals and 2-0 on the road this season.
CVCA was led by Julia Karas who finished with a Hat Trick and Alana Reske who had 2 goals. Emily Atwood and Roni Watkins also added scores, and Bethany McDougald finished with an assist for the Lady Royals.
UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to Canfield to take on the Cardinals on Wednesday, April 26. Varsity will start at 5:30 PM and JV will follow around 6:45 PM.
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