ALBION, Mich. – The open areas in the middle of the field that Albion College took advantage of to score a victory over Saint Mary's College last Friday were not available Wednesday, and the Belles stunned the Britons, 13-12, in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women's Lacrosse Tournament semifinal at the Davis Athletic Complex.
Cait Gaitley scored five goals for the Britons, the last with 39 seconds left.
Saint Mary's controlled the final draw and was able to run out the clock.
Saint Mary's had a pair of three-goal scoring runs to build an 8-5 halftime lead.
The Belles led by as many as four in the second half. Clare Theisen's goal made the score 12-8 midway through the second half.
Erin Doyle led the Saint Mary's attack with four goals and four assists. Theisen finished with three goals.
A telling possession came in the second half when Carly Schwarz, Reuschlein, and Muns all took shots, but the Britons came away empty.
Gaitley finishes her career second on Albion's all-time lists for goals (184) and points (209)
Taylor Nelson led the defense with four caused turnovers and five ground balls. Her 76 ground balls is the record for most in a season at Albion.
Albion finishes the season with an 11-5 record. The Britons 11 wins are second-most in a season.