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Rudolph sparks Waubonsie Valley's 7-6 comeback win over Latin

April 28, 2005


Lisa Rudolph came open at two-meters with twenty seconds left and put a shot into the right corner to give Waubonsie Valley a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Latin on Thursday night. Rudolph scored four second half goals, including two in the final minute to lead the Warriors to the win.


The final goal came off a set play after a Waubonsie Valley timeout with 0:31 seconds left. Lucy Tiffin got the ball on the left side of the pool and tossed a long pass to Rudolph, who was swimming towards the opposite corner. Rudolph got inside her defender, faked the Latin goalie and put a shot into the corner of the net to put the Warriors ahead by one. On Latin's final chance, Lori Roskens made a steal and passed back to goalie Heidi Merz, who ran out the clock to secure the victory.


Ellen Manasse put Latin ahead in the first period with a goal from two meters out, but Tiffin tied the game with a goal from the left side moments later for the Warriors. Merz made a save on Claire Henderson's two meter shot, but Henderson made a steal to prevent a scoring chance for Roskens at the end of the opening quarter.


Perla Almarez hit the back of the net from the left wing on a powerplay in the opening minute of the second period, and she followed that effort by fighting for a loose ball and scoring a two meter goal to put the Romans ahead 3-1. Roskens got Waubonsie Valley back within one with a two meter goal to the left corner, while Henderson just missed a chance to score for Latin moments later. Her shot hit the post and she got her own rebound and passed to Almarez, who also hit the post. Rudolph made a steal with 0:50 seconds left in the half to prevent a scoring chance for Latin, but Almarez drew an ejection for the Romans and pushed in a rebound goal to make the score 4-2 at halftime.


Henderson started the second half scoring for Latin by scoring from just outside four meters to make the score 5-2. Merz then denied Henderson's second scoring chance of the third period on a shot from the right wing, and she also stopped Danielle Carlson's open shot from the left wing to keep the Warriors within three. Ashley Fisher hit the crossbar on an outside shot late in the period, but Rudolph got the rebound and scored her first goal on a lob shot from outside seven meters to close the gap to 5-3 at the end of the quarter.


Rudolph started the fourth quarter with a goal from the right wing to make the score 5-4 with 6:19 left to play. Roskens appeared to tie the game moments later, but she was called for using the bottom of the pool to her advantage and the goal was disallowed. Latin increased the lead to 6-4 with 4:03 to play in the game, and Bailey Gucinski was denied from the outside on a powerplay chance with just over two minutes remaining. Gucinski brought the Warriors to within one with a goal from seven meters out after taking a pass from Rudolph from the left side. Moments later, Rudolph tied the game with a powerplay goal from seven meters out with 1:00 remaining. Gucinski then made a steal with 0:39 seconds on the clock, and Rudolph scored the game-winner after a timeout for Waubonsie Valley with 0:20 left to play.


Rudolph scored four goals to lead Waubonsie Valley, while Almarez was the leading scorer for Latin with three goals.






















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