Girls Lacrosse: St. Ignatius needs overtime to beat rival Menlo in season finale

Menlo's Maggie Brown attempts a shot contested by St. Ignatius' Hannah Farr on Saturday at St. Ignatius. (Photo by Steve Madeira)

Menlo's Maggie Brown attempts a shot contested by St. Ignatius' Hannah Farr on Saturday at St. Ignatius. (Photo by Steve Madeira)

By Josh Levine

St. Ignatius kept alive an 11-year win streak over Menlo School of Atherton with an 18-16 overtime win in the season finale for both teams on Saturday at St. Ignatius.

After trailing for most of the game, the Wildcats (13-5) scored the final three goals in regulation to send the game to overtime and scored two overtime goals to seal the victory.

Hannah Farr lead the Wildcats with five goals and one assist. Michaela Lalanne had four goals and Rachel Hinds added two goals and four assists.

“Everyone stepped it up today,” said St. Ignatius Head Coach Amy Harms. “It was senior day today, so there were a lot more emotions.”

The annual game between St. Ignatius and Menlo is a tradition that is reserved for the last game of the year. St Ignatius has won the past 11 meetings, but this is the only game in recent years that has been close.

“We put together a good group of girls this year,” said Menlo Head Coach Jen Lee. “I really thought we had a shot today. It was our game to lose and we lost it.”

Menlo (19-4) was led by senior Maggie Brown who had a game-high seven goals and an assist. In a span of two minutes early in the game, Brown had three goals to give the Knights an early lead. After those goals, the Knights did not trail until the overtime period.

Down by two heading into the final two minutes of regulation, St. Ignatius’ Heidi Halsted scored two consecutive goals to send the game to overtime.

“Our girls really got things going late in the game,” Harms said. “We kept the game close the entire time, tying the score then going down by a goal or two then tying it up again. I was really proud of them. We aren’t in a league so we have no playoffs. Games like today are super important to us.”

Scoring Summary

First Half
M – 23:15 – Natalie Williford, assist Maggie Brown
SI – 22:54 – Mary McInerney, assist Michaela Lalanne
SI – 22:40 – Sheldon Halsted, assist Hannah Farr
M – 22:11 – Brown, assist Kacie Madeira
M – 21:30 – Brown, assist Mila Sheeline
M – 20:32 – Brown, assist Elyse Adler
SI – 20:04 – Lalanne
M – 18:19 – M. Sheeline
SI – 17:37 – Lalanne, assist Rachel Hinds
M – 16:27 – Michaela Michael
SI – 14:59 – Heidi Halsted
M – 14:32 – Adler, assist Michael
SI – 13:36 – Lalanne
SI – 13:02 – Farr
SI – 11:45 – Sophia Robinson, assist Hinds
SI – 11:00 – Farr
M – 10:57 – Brown
M – 10:25 – Brown
M – 7:50 – Brown
SI – 5:23 – Farr
M – 3:59 – M. Sheeline
SI – 1:36 – Farr
M – 0:19 – Michael

Second Half
SI – 24:25 – Caitlin Ng
SI – 21:16 – Hinds. assist Ng
M – 20:55 – Sophie Sheeline
SI – 18:31 – Farr
SI – 16:27 – Alexa Robinson
M – 14:23 – Madeira
M – 13:11 – Brown, assist M. Sheeline
M – 9:23 – Madeleina Halley, assist Williford
SI – 7:24 – Tess Mattimore
SI – 2:23 – H. Halsted
SI – 1:18 – H. Halsted, assist Erin Geraghty

SI – Lalanne, assist Hinds
SI – Hinds

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