MAJORS LOSE HEART BREAKER TO HAWKS
JACKSON, MS- The Millsaps Majors lost a heart breaker 16-15 in double overtime to the Huntingdon Hawks on Tuesday night at Harper Davis Field in Jackson.
Jamie Blair Page scored twice on Tuesday giving her over 100 goals in her storied Millsaps' career. Her goal with just seconds remaining in the first half set the mark and put the Majors down 9-8 at the half.
Millsaps mounted a comeback on several occasions on Tuesday, including a game-tying goal from Katie Iskra with 40 seconds left to force overtime. In the two-period overtime, the Majors tied the game with 40 seconds left in the second period. Kendall Fann passed out of her free position to Theresa Woehnker who tied the game at 15. The Hawks mounted an attack off the ensuing draw and would score the game-winner with nine seconds remaining.
The Hawks would take momentum early in the game, going up 6-1 and 7-3 in the first half. The Majors kept chipping away at the lead. A three-goal binge from Whitney Smith brought the Majors within one, as did Page's goal at the end of the half.
The Hawks would stretch the lead back out to three early in the second half only to see the Majors answer again. Page and Smith would follow a Margaret Eggers goal with ones of their own to knot the game at 11. The teams would trade two-goal runs, setting up the late-game heroics.
As expected in an overtime game, the stats were virtually even. Madelyn Walker made 18 saves against 34 shots on goal in the loss while Alexis McDonald made 19 saves on 34 shots. Millsaps had the slight edge in ground balls 53-36 while Huntingdon won 22 of the 35 draws.
The loss drops the Majors to 3-4 on the year while the Hawks move to 6-5. The Majors are in Memphis to face Rhodes on Saturday before senior day at home versus Centre on Sunday.