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West Chester Athletics | April 19, 2014

Hannah Cowan leads second-half rally as West Chester upsets No. 7 Indiana (Pa.)

  Hannah Cowan scored seven goals on just 10 shots.

INDIANA, Pa. -- Hannah Cowan scored seven goals and keyed a 7-0 second half run to lead West Chester  to a 14-13 come from behind victory against No.7 Indiana University (Pa.) in PSAC women's lacrosse action on Saturday.

The Golden Rams (10-4, 7-4 PSAC) trailed 11-6 at the half and 12-7 three minutes into the second half before making its comeback. The Crimson Hawks (11-4, 9-2 PSAC) carried the five goal lead into the half courtesy of five goals from Brittney Palardey and four from Drew Hayden, who added her fifth of the day with just 30 seconds left in the game to cut the deficit to one at 14-13.

Cowan started the rally with her fourth of the day from Kelsey Gumbert, then made it a three goal game at 12-9 with a little over 23 minutes to play, with her 50th goals of the season. Erin Scheno brought the Rams to within two and Sarah Dennison tallied to make it a 12-11 IUP lead with 17:33 to play.

Cowan tied the game from Dina Cifelli and Erin Eckert put the Golden Rams in front for the first time since they held 2-1 advantage early in the first half. Cowan and Cifelli hooked again to build the lead to 14-12 with over eight minutes to play.

Senior keeper Jess Henderson and the Golden Rams defense held the Crimson Hawks off the scoreboard until Hayden scored with 30 ticks left on the clock to make it a 14-13 final.

West Chester outscored IUP 8-2 in the second half and held a 14-7 shots on goal edge. Henderson registered a season high 10 saves, stopping five in each half, for the victory Kate Dais made nine saves in goal for IUP but suffered the defeat.

Gumbert scored West Chester's first two goals of the game and finished with three goals and an assist, Cifelli added four assists, and Scheno scored twice and added an assist.