Despite Three Hoya Goals in Seven Minutes, Lehigh Pushes Past Georgetown Field Hockey, 5-4 in Overtime
Sept. 8, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University field hockey team lost a heartbreaking 5-4 decision in overtime to Lehigh today at the Ulrich Sports Complex. The Mountain Hawks scored the equalizer with just 25 ticks left on the clock and needed only one shot in overtime to put the Hoyas away and improve to 2-3 on the season. The Hoyas stand at 1-4 on the year. Junior Katie Lachman (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Radnor) matched her previous game-high performance with two goals.
Trailing 4-3, the Lehigh defense was able to block three shot opportunities taken by the Hoyas with Lehigh goalkeeper Jessica Miller tallying her 12th save of the game. As the Mountain Hawks regained possession, they went after the GU defense and broke through with just 25 seconds left in regulation as Lehigh's Kalynn Davies scored her third goal of the game on a centering pass tipped just past GU goalkeeper Deirdre Crovo (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) to send the game into overtime.
The Mountain Hawks took just one shot in the sudden-victory overtime as Kara Zweizig scored an unassisted goal on a diving shot in front of the cage for the win.
The Blue and Gray took the lead for the first time today as Lachman broke away to score an unassisted goal in the 60th minute of play. It was a quick rebound after she scored in the 58th minute of play on a deflection through the goalkeeper's legs, knotting the game at three, with the assist credited to classmate Maggie Farrand (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr).
Trailing 3-1, freshman Micaela O'Toole (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) gave Georgetown a burst of adrenaline in the second half of play, scoring the Hoyas' first goal of the half. It was an unassisted breakaway at the 53:27 mark.
With the score tied at one goal apiece at the break, Lehigh returned to the second half with a burst of energy as they took two quick shots, both sailing wide, before Kalynn Davies tallied her second goal of the game within the first five minutes. A mere four minutes later, Lehigh's Christy Smith scored an unassisted goal as three Mountain Hawks took on the GU goalkeeper Crovo.
With the Hoyas behind 1-0, sophomore Lindsay Moramarco (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy) tallied her first goal of the season to level the game at one.
Lehigh's Kalynn Davies was the first on the board today as she put the Mountain Hawks up, 1-0 on a long drive after a penalty corner.
Georgetown outshot Lehigh, 22-19 and created 11 penalty corner opportunities to Lehigh's seven.
Goalkeeper Jessica Miller recorded 12 saves for Lehigh, eight in the first half alone, while allowing four goals.
Crovo tallied four saves and allowed five goals as she played an entire game.
The Hoyas return to action on Wednesday, September 12 when they travel to Stevenson, Md. for a game against Towson at 7 p.m. on the campus of Villa Julie College. Georgetown leads the head-to-head series, 11-9-2.