BRUNSWICK – Rowley Jones had three goals and Carly Raymond scored the winner with 1:05 remaining as Mt. Ararat upset previously unbeaten Brunswick 9-8 in an Eastern Class A girls’ lacrosse game Thursday.

After the Dragons overcame a 6-3 first-half deficit on Dakota Foster’s goal in the opening minute of the second half — her fourth of the game — both teams emphasized possession and traded goals the rest of the way.

Suzannah Smith took a feed from Corinne O’Connor and low-balled a shot past Mt. Ararat keeper Anna Bruning to give Brunswick its last lead at 8-7 with 10 minutes left.

After Bruning robbed Foster, Cat Johnson outfought a defender for the ball in front of the Brunswick crease as goalie Molly Herman came out to help. When Johnson came up with possession, she filled an empty net for the final tie with 3:36 to go.

After the Dragons (10-1) then lost the ball, Johnson broke away and passed ahead to Sierra Gilley on a fast break. Gilley found Haley Michaud, who fed Raymond, and Raymond converted from in close for the winner.

“I really don’t know what happened,” Raymond said. “I took it in and saw an opening and shot. It’s just an awesome feeling.”

Mt. Ararat (8-3) trailed 3-2 before ripping off four straight goals, three by Jones, who was celebrating a birthday.

Trailing 6-3, Brunswick started its comeback when O’Connor converted a Foster feed with the Dragons a player up, and after Bruning denied Foster on a free possession, Foster scored on a fast break from Liz Faulkner in the final minute of the half.

Foster then tied it after 59 seconds of the second half.

“It was a huge win,” Mt. Ararat Coach Sam Chard said. “We knew we could beat them. We had a lot of turnovers in the first game (a 10-9 Brunswick win), and we worked hard on our transition game and really improved on our draws.”

“Mt. Ararat played great and picked up a boatload of Heal points,” said Brunswick Coach Beth Caputi, “but I wish we had shown more emotion. I told the girls it was a loss in a well-fought game but this wasn’t the game that counts. Any team gets ramped up to play us; it will be the same with Cony on Tuesday. I applaud Mt. Ararat for exploiting our weaknesses.”