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.