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Kayla Treanor, one of the best players ever to take the field at Syracuse, made her professional debut on the fields of UMass to lead the Boston Storm to a 17-16 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ride in the second week of action in the United Women's Lacrosse League.
Treanor scored five goals with two assists in her first professional game, opposing fellow women's lacrosse legend Taylor Cummings of the Ride, and was coming off of her third Tewaaraton trophy win.
Danielle Spencer scored a hat trick for the Storm, while Ali Flury and Boston University graduate Danielle Etrasco scored two goals each. The win was the second for the undefeated Storm, while the Ride fell to 0-2.
Dana Dobbie scored four points, including three goals, to lead the Ride, while Beth Garlos scored three goals and Katie Schwarzmann had four assists. The Ride started the game with a 2-0 advantage -- which Boston tied -- and eventually it led to a 4-4 deadlock.
It was 7-7 at the half following a run from the Ride, and Baltimore went on a six-goal run going into the second half. Baltimore held a 12-11 lead late in the second half before a two-point goal from Etrasco gave Boston the lead again. Boston would take a 15-12 lead, and eventually 16-13, but Glaros scored with less than a minute left to tie the game at 16.
Treanor scored the game-winning goal in overtime; while Baltimore had a chance to tie the game afterwards, they just weren't able to get it past the Boston defense.
The Long Island Sound also won their second game of the season, with a 14-8 victory over the 0-2 Philadelphia Force. Alyssa Leonard led the way for the Sound with six points, three of them goals, while Shannon Gilroy also scored three goals.
Long Island jumped out to a 7-2 lead, and while the Force made an effort to come back, they were not able to penetrate their defense. Four straight tallies to open the second half made the lead too insurmountable.
Long Island and Boston now sit atop the lead standings with 2-0 records, while Baltimore and Philadelphia remain winless. The Sound and Storm will face each other next week in the third week of game action in New Jersey, where just one team will remain undefeated. Philadelphia and Baltimore will also square off, where one of them will get their first ever win in the league.
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