Comeback kids strike again; MLAX wins in 2OT

Comeback kids strike again; MLAX wins in 2OT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- For the Heidelberg University men's lacrosse team, 60 minutes don't seem to be enough. Neither do 64 minutes, actually.

The Student Princes won in double overtime for the second time in three days, beating Kalamazoo College, 6-5, on a frigid Michigan Friday night. Patrick McCarthy scored 1:31 into the second overtime to put the Berg at 2-2 in their inaugural season.

Heidelberg needed a late goal to force overtime -- and captain Matt Wernerspach did just that. Wernerspach scored with eight seconds left, tying the match at five.

"For a young team, this is a great sign of character," said head coach Bill Schmoldt. "Playing in miserable conditions after a quick turnaround, our guys were resilient."

Nick Selfridge put Heidelberg up 1-0 in the first off a pass from Wernerspach. The Hornets would rattle off three straight goals before Selfridge scored again in the second.

Down 4-2 at half, Selfridge's third goal of the game was the only tally of the third period.

The Hornets went up 5-3 with just under eight minutes to play. Wernerspach scored twice to tie it, with a goal at 6:08 accompanying the game-tying goal with eight seconds.

Neither team scored in the first overtime, setting up McCarthy's memorable moment.

"We never quit after being down for most of the game, and found a way to win" said Schmoldt. "This is another step in the right direction."

Selfridge won 11 of 15 faceoffs, including both draws starting each OT period.

Max Rennillo (2-2) faced 13 shots and made eight saves.

The Student Princes host Alma College (3-1) on Wednesday. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. start.