DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Beloit College women's lacrosse team exploded for 11 goals in the second half to register a 16-14 comeback win over Clarke University Wednesday afternoon.
The Buccaneers trailed the Pride 7-5 after the first half, but turned things around at the intermission to more than double that offensive output in the second half of play.
Clarke opened the scoring just over a minute into the second but less than 30 seconds later Nicole Dolcimascolo found Fiona Milchman for the goal to make it 8-6. The Pride responded in kind but Olivia Nasatir found the back of the net as the Bucs were a player down to cut the lead back down to 9-7 with 22:24 left.
After another Pride goal, Milchman took over the offense, beating the Pride keeper with three consecutive goals in less than a minute to tie the game 10-10. Dolcimascolo and Kieran Rodning registered assists during the spurt.
Clarke regained the lead 11-10, but the Bucs had the answer as Rodning and Dolcimascolo tallied goals 22 seconds apart to reclaim the Beloit advantage 12-11. The Pride tied it with just under 15 minutes to play. Beloit then rattled off four in a row - two goals apiece from Dolcimascolo and Nasatir - to take a 16-12 lead with 9:25.
The Pride tacked on two goals, but it wasn't enough.
The Bucs peppered the Pride goalie with a high shot on goal efficiency as 31 of the team's 38 shots were on goal. Rodning led Beloit with seven points on three goals and four assists. Nasatir posted a team-high five goals followed by Dolcimascolo and Milchman's four each.
• UP NEXT: Beloit (2-2) faces Concordia-Chicago at 3 p.m. Saturday.