COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) _ Senior attacker Kelly Cowan scored with 2:13 left in the second overtime Sunday and Virginia went on to an 8-6 victory over Princeton for the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship.
Cowan’s second goal of the game gave Virginia its second national title in three years as the top-ranked Cavaliers overcome an early 4-1 deficit.
Two rain and lightning delays postponed play for 2 hours, 8 minutes and seemed to help Virginia regroup from its sluggish start.
″It was a good delay for us,″ Virginia coach Jane Miller said. ″We made one major adjustment by putting Heather Goehringer back taking the draw and that gave us a deep breath.″
The score was tied 5-5 at the end of regulation. Princeton freshman midfielder Lisa Rebane put the Tigers ahead in the first of two three-minute overtimes. Junior attacker Kelly Daddona gave Virginia its third tie before Cowan scored the deciding goal.