Moment: GRCC Nets Goal-fest Winner in OT

May 18, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Nearly a decade later, the 2011 Division 2 Final between Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart remains tied for the highest-scoring in the MHSAA’s 15-year girls lacrosse history.

And Haley Brennan’s goal with 6.4 seconds left in overtime pushed the Cougars ahead 17-16 on the way to clinching their lone championship in the sport.

The winner was Brennan’s fourth goal of the day. She just missed making the MHSAA record book for goals in a championship game, but four others did – and Sacred Heart goalie Mei-Mei Rose still holds the record of 18 saves from that afternoon.

Sacred Heart teammates Katie Mezwa and Anna Pearson both were added to the records list with seven goals apiece that day, as were GRCC’s Emily Braun and Megan Wilson (pictured above) after both scored five. The teams were tied at 15-15 heading into extra time; GRCC scored first with 2:16 to play in the first three-minute half of overtime, and Sacred Heart answered just more than three minutes later. Brennan’s score was the third and final of OT.

Watch below for her winning goal from the MHSAA Network.

Be the Referee: Lacrosse Foul in Critical Scoring Area

By Paige Winne
MHSAA Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

May 21, 2024

Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.

Below is this week's segment – Lacrosse Foul in Critical Scoring Area - Listen

We are on the lacrosse field today when a foul is called on the defense inside the critical scoring area with 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter. As the free position is being set up, the game clock expires. What’s the call?

  • Disregard the clock and continue administering the free position and play will commence with a whistle?
  • Reset the game clock to 12 seconds and the free position will commence with a whistle?
  • The free position shall not be administered, and the third quarter is over?

If you said “do not administer the free position,” you are correct. The clock stops for fouls in the CSA in the last two minutes of the second and fourth quarters only – unless there is a 10-goal differential. If time runs out prior to the complete administration of a free position, then it shall not be administered.

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May 14: Avoiding the Tag - Listen
May 7: Baseball Pitch Count - Listen
April 30: Boys Lacrosse Helmets - Listen
April 23: Softball Interference - Listen
April 16: Soccer Red Card - Listen
April 9: Batted Baseball Hits Runner - Listen
March 12: Basketball Replay - Listen
March 5: Hockey Officials - Listen
Feb. 27: Less Than 5 - Listen
Feb. 20: Air Ball - Listen
Feb. 13: Hockey Penalties - Listen
Jan. 30: Wrestling Tiebreakers - Listen
Jan. 23: Wrestling Technology - Listen
Jan. 9: 3 Seconds - Listen
Dec. 19: Unsuspecting Hockey Hits - Listen
Dec. 12: No More One-And-Ones - Listen
Nov. 21: Football Finals Replay - Listen
Nov. 14: Volleyball Unplayable Areas - Listen
Nov. 7: Pass/Kick Off Crossbar - Listen
Oct. 31: Cross Country Interference - Listen
Oct. 24: Soccer Overtime - Listen
Oct. 17: Tennis Spin - Listen
Oct. 10: Blocked Kick - Listen
Oct. 3: Volleyball Double & Lift - Listen
Sept. 26: Registration Process - Listen
Sept. 20: Animal Interference - Listen
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Aug. 30: Football Rules Similarities - Listen
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