#MountTop20 : Women's Lacrosse Beats Quinnipiac On Kaitlyn Larrimore's Five Goals for Number 12 Moment

#MountTop20 : Women's Lacrosse Beats Quinnipiac On Kaitlyn Larrimore's Five Goals for Number 12 Moment

Emmitsburg, Md. (July 12, 2013) -- Kaitlyn Larrimore scored 27 goals for the Mount women's lacrosse team in 2013 as a senior. Her most memorable may have been her fifth goal in a home game against Quinnipiac to break a 9-9 tie with 25 seconds left to give the Mountaineers a 10-9 victory in what turned out to be No. 12 in the 2012-13 Top 20 Moments.

The win could not have come at a better time as the Mount was jockeying for position in the Northeast Conference race in the final eight days of the regular season. Needing a victory to remain neck-and-neck with Bryant for third place, the Mount delivered its first win over the Bobcats since 2007 and snapped Quinnipiac's eight-game winning streak in the series.

Before the game, the Mount held a Senior Day celebration to honor Larrimore and fellow senior Allie Fife. Graduate student, Sarah Jane Leder, who made seven saves in the win, was also playing her final home game.

"Every conference win is a great win, but for these two seniors and Sarah Jane (Leder) to play their last game on this field against Quinnipiac and it comes down to a goal at the very end of the game, it's kind of fitting for how hard that these seniors have worked," Head Coach B.J. Johnson said following the win. "We've really had a refuse-to-lose attitude that's really what's taken us to this point."  

At 6-9 overall and 5-2 in conference play, the win over Quinnipiac meant the team needed one more win in the final two games of the regular season to ensure the program's 11th-consecutive trip to the NEC Tournament. Five days later, the Mount took down then-undefeated Central Connecticut State by a 5-4 final to clinch a tournament berth.

In the Quinnipiac win, the Mount got on the board early with goals in the opening six minutes off the sticks of Erin Seipp and Larrimore for a 2-0 advantage. QU's Kyra Ochwat answered with two goals of her own to level the score at 2-2.

In the final seven minutes leading into halftime, Seipp and Larrimore again found the back of the net to give the Mount a slight 4-2 lead heading into the locker room.

The Mount and Quinnipiac traded tallies in the opening three minutes of the second half before Larrimore's third goal of the day made it 6-3 in favor of the home side. With just under 15 minutes remaining, the Bobcats stormed all the way back to even the score at 7-7.

When the Mount needed a response on offense, Seipp and Larrimore had the answer with two goals in a three-minute span for a 9-7 lead. QU was again able to tie it up at 9-9 on back-to-back goals courtesy of Ochwat, the second coming with 59 seconds on the clock.

Following a timeout, Larrimore drove in front of the cage from the right side and fired a shot over Quinnipiac's goalkeeper, Samantha Tilts, for her career-high fifth goal of the game for a 10-9 lead with 25 seconds remaining.

After controlling the ensuing draw, the Bobcats could not manage to get a shot off as the Mount's defense held on for the dramatic 10-9 win.

For her five-goal performance, Larrimore was named NEC Player of the Week for the first time in her career. At the conclusion of the regular season, Larrimore was named Second Team All-NEC, while juniors Gabe Little and Lindsay Diaz earned First Team All-NEC nods.

The Mount finished the season with a 7-11 mark and secured the No. 4 seed in the NEC Tournament, making an appearance in the field for the 11th consecutive season and the 15th season in program history.

To watch the April 14 win over Quinnipiac in its entirety, click HERE

The Mount's 10-9 Victory over Quinnipiac

 

Throughout the summer, the athletic department will recap the top 20 moments of the 2012-13 season. Fans can follow along on MountAthletics.com and through social media (Facebook / Twitter). Use the hashtag #MountTop20 to give us your thoughts on the top 20.

2012-13 Top 20 Moments Release Schedule

20. Alicia Mirando Scores Twice to Beat FDU, Continues Mount's Strong Season 
19. Emmit S. Burg Arrives on Campus
18. Mount Athletics Celebrates Women in Sports 
17. Vanessa Blair Joins NEC Hall of Fame
16. Amanda Reach Ties for Sixth at NEC Championships 
15. Kelly Conroy Earns Academic All-America Status
14. Tommy Gruschow Finishes Second at NEC Cross Country Championships
13. Brett Schmidt Drafted by Rochester Rattlers in Major League Lacrosse Draft
12. Women's Lacrosse Beats Quinnipiac On Kaitlyn Larrimore's Five Goals
11. July 15, 2013
10. July 17, 2013
9.   July 19, 2013
8.   July 22, 2013
7.   July 24, 2013
6.   July 26, 2013
5.   July 29, 2013
4.   July 31, 2013
3.   August 2, 2013
2.   August 5, 2013
1.   August 7, 2013