WASHINGTON, Pa.--In a league game today, the Camels of Connecticut College for the first time in program history defeated Division II Mercyhurst, 14-13, in overtime.
Back to back goals by Stephan Cress in the second extended the lead to 6-2, and the Camels went into the half up 6-3.
The league weekend is being played at Washington and Jefferson College which is a shallow deep pool and Mercyhurst, which has a shallow deep pool, used that to their advantage to score four in the third including two in the final 45 seconds after Connecticut College had made the lead 8-5 after goals by Jake Pescatore and Sean King. The third quarter ended with the Camels up 8-7.
The Lakers of Mercyhurst (6-7, 3-2 MAW) grabbed a 9-8 lead, going on a 4-0 run with five minutes left in the game. Henry McMillan scored his second of the game to tie it at nine and Alec Ifshan than drew a penalty that Carlos Heros buried to make it 10-9 Camels. Out of a timeout, Cress scored his hat trick on a great assist by Isaih Porter to make it 11-9 with 2 ½ mins left. Mercyhurst was able to tie the score on a desperation shot with seven seconds left
The Camels (5-11, 2-1 MAW) came out on fire in the first three minutes of the overtime period. Goals by Aidan Kelso, his second, was followed by Heros who completed his hat trick with 37 seconds left. Freshman Sean King added his second on Porter's third asst of the game at the buzzer to make it 14-11 headed to the second overtime period.
Connecticut withstood two goals by in the period by the Lakers to win by one and to get a signature win for their program and move into second place in divisional play.
The Camels are back in the pool looking for a win over a Division 1 program as they play the La Salle Explorers this evening at 6:20 pm.
Henry McMillan had two goals, an assist and three steals, Cress had three goals and two assists and Heros had three goals. Isaih Porter had four saves in a half of goal keeping and pitched in with three assists while playing in the field.