No. 10 Gannon rallies for road victory
Eshenour led all scorers with a career-high eight goals
MISENHEIMER, N.C. -- No. 10 Gannon snapped a 14-14 tie with two goals in the final 4:39 to remain undefeated with a 16-14 victory against Pfeiffer on Tuesday.
The two teams traded blows for the final 20 minutes, featuring ties at 10-10, 12-12, 13-13 and 14-14. Pfeiffer forged the match's fifth tie with 5:20 left in regulation, before Caitlyn Fisher scored the eventual game-winner unassisted with 4:39 remaining.
Pfeiffer won the ensuing draw control, but Margaret Maslyn made her eighth save of the afternoon when she turned away Liz Melesh's shot with 4:06 showing on the clock. The Falcons retained possession after the save, but turned the ball over 44 seconds later. Mary Eshenour then iced the victory with her eighth goal of the match with 2:03 to play.
Gannon initially found itself down early in the match as Pfeiffer rolled off the first four goals. After a timeout, Gannon exploded on a 6-0 run with Eshenour tallying three of the six goals.
The Lady Knights grabbed their biggest lead of the afternoon at 9-5 on an Eshenour unassisted goal with 3:22 left in the first half. Pfeiffer responded with two scores in the final 27 seconds, cutting the halftime deficit to 9-7.
Pfeiffer came out of the halftime gate on fire, producing five of the first six goals. The Falcons assumed a 12-10 advantage with four consecutive scores at the end of the 5-1 blitz. Fisher and Jess Fugate helped Gannon knot the match at 12 with back-to-back goals, setting up the tight finish.
Eshenour led all scorers with a career-high eight goals. Sarah Grzybinski also had a hat trick with three scores. Fisher and Fugate chipped in two goals each while Christie Valentine completed the scoring with a single score.
Fugate and Rachel DerCola topped the assist charts with two apiece. Fisher and Valentine had one assist each.
Maslyn turned away eight shots between the pipes.