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LIVE BIG EAST Regular Season Women's Lax Championship

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The day has come Hoya fans, it's time for me to set the stage at one of our biggest games of the lacrosse season.  Before I tell you about our trip to the Empire State, let me explain exactly what is on the line.

Live Stats

Celebration

Jordy Kirr Interview

Caitlin Formby Interview

2nd Half

0:00- WE WON!!!! 10-9 Hoya victory!  Stay tuned for video and team reaction!

2:21- Huge save by Formby to keep it 10-8, looks like we may be going to the stall

3:55- Carly Napora just took a big charge to get us the ball back

10:46- Kelly Barnes is an ATHLETE.  Sometimes you see plays which are just awesome.  Barnes forced the turnover and then jumped higher than one could imagine for her height to go up and get the ball before looking down the field.  I give her credit for accepting her role moving to defense because she has been a huge asset

11:17- TV Timeout, Georgetown has been really patient on offense which has been good, however, the Orange has seemed more urgent which could come back to hurt us

15:18- It's a game of runs and Cuse stops the 3-0 run with a FPS goal that bounces off the crossbar and in

16:11- Bunny O'Reilly finds the back of the net on the free position, Georgetown needs to continue this momentum

16:38- Another SU yellow

16:49- Jordy Kirr scores on a great left-handed shot in a one-on-one, it's so funny when Jordy scores because she always does a big two-legged jump

19:12- Yellow card has been assessed to an Orange (is that funny to say for anyone else?), things are really starting to heat up and the small crowd is getting into it 

22:24- Bozel makes it two for the game, it's huge to have so many players (especially underclassmen) contributing on the attack

23:09- And another ties it up, darn

24:07- This is why you can't get happy before it's over, Syracuse hits on a one-timer

24:42- Freshman phenom!  Sophia Thomas scores after a great play by Jordy Kirr to make it 7-5.  The Hoya sideline is fired up but there is a lot of time remaining

30:00- Okay, here are a few interesting facts from the first.

We are 7-1 this year when leading at half, the one loss was Princeton

The saves are 11-7 in Syracuse's favor but it shows that there has been a lot of offense despite the low 6-5 score

Both teams have two players each with two goals

1st Half

0:00- Halftime, sorry I had to leave you for a minute.  Ricky had to do a halftime interview and I needed to go down there and grab him before he went into the locker room.  Ahhh the glamorous life of an SID

4:03- Georgetown takes its first lead of the game after a unassisted goal by Kaestner

5:??- Sorry, my wireless card went down for a sec.  Jacqueline Giles ties it up with a great spin move, much of the credit can go to Sarah Seats who hustled to allow GU two second-chance opportunties tracking down loose balls after they caromed off of keeper Liz Hogan.  Efforts like that is what we need to win the game

7:47- And just like that, Cuse takes the lead

8:17- Kelsi Bozel ties it up with the free position, defense has really been the story of the game so far because our defenders have been forced to make some big plays and then get out on offense

13:43- After a big save by Formby off the draw, Georgetown got out in transition as Bunny O'Reilly took it down the field.  Kirr found Jackson once again to make it 4-3.  GU has looked great in transition and its nice to see something finally come of it

15:56- After a REALLY long offensive set, Jordy Kirr hit Dina Jackson cutting to pull the Hoyas within two.  GU was patient and ran the offense for almost five minutes before it paid off

21:00- Little scoop shot for the Orange to make it 4-1, Georgetown has come back from deficits before, but it's always makes it tougher.  As I type Formby comes up with a big save

21:22- After a missed free position on our end, Syracuse comes back to score again.  Coach Fried just called timeout to regroup

22:17- The video finished uploading so here is a look at lineups in the Carrier Dome

23:35- Darn, the Orange come right back with another goal curling around the right side from behind.  Cuse has been hurting us on draw controls but we've forced a number of turnovers to even it out.

23:56- Kaestner ties it up with a bullet on the right side!

26:15- Cuse scores first, but GU has had some good looks

30:00- Game time!!  I'll have some video of lineups posted shortly, the No. 1 fan award goes to Tommy, Catie Caputo's little brother.  The Caputos hosted dinner for us last night and Tommy was the life of the party, he was demanding the game start even before the National Anthem!

No. 12 Georgetown is undefeated in conference and we are playing No. 9 Syracuse who has one loss.  Today's game will determine the BIG EAST Regular Season Champion and the seeding for the BIG EAST Tournament.  A loss for the Orange (and a presumed win for Notre Dame today) would drop SU to the third seed in the tournament setting up a rematch from last year's semifinal and a 6-5 UND victory earlier this season.

For the Hoyas, the implications of today's game are between one and two but they go much deeper.  This team wants the regular season title and to stay undefeated in conference, however, a very talented Syracuse squad stands in their way.  Also, the No. 1 seed in the tourney would set up a rematch of Wednesday's showdown where Georgetown defeated Loyola 13-12 in double overtime.

Finally, we have former GU keeper  Maggie Koch on the SU sidelines as well as Georgetown alum Sheehan Stanwick calling the game for CBS College Sports. 

These two teams could not know eachother better as we prepare for this huge game.  I'll be blogging throughout the game so stay tuned! 

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