BARDONIA, N.Y. - It was a tie game between North Salem and Albertus Magnus late in the second half with the clock winding down.
The Tigers were looking for the game winner, but it was the Falcons who found it.
Magnus scored with just one second on the clock to defeat visiting North Salem, 15-14, on Thursday, April 5.
“Magnus gained possession with less than two minutes left,” North Salem coach Christine Werlau said. “They brought it down and held onto the ball for a little bit. They have one player who had seven goals and three assists. She was definitely their main player. They got the ball to her and she basically drove through our girls and one of our defenders was called for a push. So they gave her an 8-meter shot. She took the shot and as the ball went in the net the buzzer went off.”
Werlau said that the two teams were evenly matched. The Tigers were down 9-8 at halftime and the game had multiple lead changes and ties.
“They have a couple of girls that can score as do we,” Werlau said. “We had four different goal scorers and they had six different goal scorers. That’s the big difference right there.”
Lydia Werlau and Grace Curran paced the Tigers (1-1) again. Werlau had four goals, two assists, four draw controls and two forced turnovers. Curran netted five goals, collected eight draw controls and caused two turnovers.
Amy Fetterolf added three goals. Jane Fetterolf had two goals and an assist while Katie Wagner passed for two assists.
“I think they’re doing really well,” coach Werlau said of the Tigers. “It’s early in the season and we haven’t really gotten outside, we’re still kind of working through some things. Magnus was a competitive team. This was a game I sought out, so to speak. They’re in our class (D), but we’ve never played them. The downside is it’s early in the season and the upside is it’s early in the season. We got to learn a lot from today. Magnus is a good team and they’re well coached. It was a challenge for our girls. There’s not much to say bad about what we did because they really had a lot of great things happen. But from the whole game I think we walked away with some things we’re going to continue to work on.”
Reporter Dominick Depole contributed to this story.