L-R sophomore midfielder Claire Wach (Cary, N.C.) scored the match-winning goal in sudden death with 1:22 remaining in the third overtime.
Wach scored three consecutive goals in the final 2:34 of the second half including a free position goal with three seconds remaining to tie the score at nine and force overtime. Wach totaled four goals on the day.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior midfielder Lauren Donovan (Hollywood, Md.) led all scorers with five goals and forced sudden death with a score with 23 seconds remaining in the second overtime.
Candace Corkin (Calgary, Alberta, CANADA) finished with four goals and three assists for Mount Olive, who couldn't hold a 9-5 advantage with under five minutes left in the second half.
Senior Amanda Cotto (Fort Myers, Fla.) earned the win in goal and stopped seven shots for the Bears, who held the advantage in both shots taken (35-21) and ground balls (38-22) in the victory.
Michelle Fortier (King City, Ontario, CANADA) scored three times while goalkeeper Hannah Knight (Rochester, N.Y.) suffered the loss despite finishing with 17 saves on the afternoon.
Lenoir-Rhyne faces Limestone, ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division II, on Wednesday afternoon in Gaffney, S.C., beginning at 4:00 p.m. Mount Olive hosts Lees-McRae next Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Claire Wach, L-R Athletics