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Girls lacrosse: John Jay shocks Brewster with second-half comeback, 11-10

Posted Thursday, April 19, 2012 by John Murray

Girls lacrosse: John Jay shocks Brewster with second-half comeback, 11-10

Lauren Murray's goal with 40 seconds left gave the John Jay girls lacrosse team a dramatic 11-10 comeback win at Brewster on Wednesday, handing the Bears their first loss.

Brewster (4-1) built a 9-4 halftime lead, before the Indians (6-3) stormed back in the second half to outscore the Bears 7-1.

Goalie Clare Hogan made a big save in the final seconds to seal the win.

"We had a phenomenal second half. In the second half we came up with the 50-50 ground balls, possessed the ball on offense, and waited for perfect shots," said head coach Christina Smith. "We were patient on attack."

Molly O'Reilly and Sarah Lang each had three goals and an assist, with Murray scoring two goals and adding an assist.

Kelsey Davey scored two goals and was a key in the midfield with six groundballs and one caused turnover. Hannah Wear also was critical to the midfield play with five groundballs and one caused turnover.

"Our defense also stepped up the second half. Specifically Renee Nouri, who had two caused turnovers. Renee contributes with her scrappy play and ability to run the ball up the field," said coach Smith. "In addition, Delaney Spencer and Emma Gorman provided us with great team defense."

Spencer also had a goal and assist.

"Today was a big win for us, and will give us momentum into the second half of the season," said Smith.

Hogan finished with four saves, as John Jay had a 20-14 edge in shots on goal.

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