ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - April 14 - The Erie Community College lacrosse team could not overcome a three-goal deficit in the game's final eight minutes and suffered a 16-14 loss to Herkimer County CC Saturday at Jim Ball Stadium.
The Kats, now 4-5, cut the lead to 15-14 with one minute remaining but could not get the tying goal. ECC trailed 13-10 eight minutes left and came within a goal, 13-12, before falling behind 15-13 with 90 seconds remaining.
ECC sophomore Melanie Sterlace (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) led the Kats with five goals. She now has a team-high 31 goals this season. Freshman Carlye Burke (Lake View, N.Y./Frontier) added four goals.
The Kats will play Genesee CC at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Batavia, N.Y.