Fallston goalie Tammy Kloiber always said she plays better under pressure.
She proved it last night with 16 saves, including four in overtime, NTC to lead the East All-Stars to a 14-13 victory over the West in the 11th Annual Lacrosse for Leukemia girls lacrosse game at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field.
Kloiber, who is headed for Lehigh on scholarship this fall, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
"She was miraculous," said East coach Mary Ann Sattler (Dulaney). "I asked her mother if she had any more children."
Kloiber's final save set the East's transition game in motion, eventually setting up the game-winner. Joppatowne's Chrissy Maly, who had assisted on three earlier goals, scored the tie-breaker about three minutes into sudden death.
Jennifer Phelps (Catonsville) set up Maly with a crossing pass. Maly took it in stride, dodged and shot past West goalie Beth Streagle (Mount Hebron).
"This looked more like a college game," said Maly, who is headed for Towson State. "You're playing with the best players all around you. It's the best experience for a lacrosse player."
The West boasted some of the area's top attack players, including Seton Keough's Erin Welsh, St. Mary's Randall Goldsborough and Mount Hebron's Megan Drake. They combined for six goals in the game, but they couldn't put anything past Kloiber in overtime.
"It's a lot more difficult to play here," said Kloiber. "When I'm playing the other teams in my county, I know who the one or two shooters are, but here, everybody can shoot."