Emily Deane and the Hope College women's lacrosse team went back and forth with unbeaten Illinois Tech until the final minute before falling 10-9 Wednesday night at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.
Illinois Tech (4-0 overall) scored the final two goals of the nonleague match, including the go-ahead one with 3 minutes, 44 seconds remaining.
Hope (1-2) was led in scoring by Deane, pictured. The junior from Rochester Hills, Michigan (Adams HS) contributed a season-high three goals, all in the first half to help the Flying Dutch rally from a 5-1 halftime deficit to take a 6-5 halftime lead.
In the second half, senior Reinie Thomas of Portage, Michigan (Portage Central) scored twice in a span of 17 seconds to give the Flying Dutch a 9-8 lead with 5:11 remaining.
Hope returns to action on Monday, March 20 with a match at Colorado Springs.