Although it had been a first-half team all season, Dulaney rallied with two goals in the final five minutes to pull out a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Perry Hall in a Class 4A North region field hockey quarterfinal yesterday.
The victory, clinched on Nicole Govignon's precision goal with 3: 39 to go, seemed a long way off after Perry Hall's Lori Baran scored on a penalty stroke with 17: 45 left in the game.
"We've always been know as a first-half team," said Lions midfielder Christine Jacoby. "We come out first, score a goal and play solid the rest of the game. We've come up against some second-half teams who have beaten us, but when [Perry Hall] got that goal, we were all, let's just turn it up."
Jacoby scored the Lions' first goal on a second effort after a penalty corner with five minutes remaining. Kelly Slear fed the ball to Jacoby, who drove it past Gators goalie Jill Baran.
The game stayed tied for less than two minutes.
For most of the game, the Lions (8-3-3) had tried to play into the Gators' strength, their right side, instead of switching fields to their own right side. Once the Lions got through the Gators' wall and attacked from the right, they scored again.