March 1, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 14/15 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad needed overtime, but managed to pull out the 17-16 victory over the No. 19/18 Princeton University Tigers (1-2) Saturday afternoon at Sherrerd Field in Princeton, N.J. Junior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) scored the game winner at 4:58 to improve the Hoyas to 2-1 overall.
"We competed all game and got the draw controls we needed during overtime," said Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried. "We did what we needed to do late to get the win."
Princeton struck first, but the Hoyas answered with three-consecutive goals as sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School), Tarzian and sophomore midfielder Natalie Miller (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) all scored to make it 3-1 at the 21:24 mark.
The Tigers matched the run to regain the lead after two free position shots made it 4-3. A minute later, senior attacker Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation) scored an unassisted tally and freshman attacker Colleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) scored on a free position shot.
Despite a lone Tiger goal, Georgetown managed the 6-1 run as the Blue & Gray hit four goals over a four-minute span. Senior midfielders Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) and Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) both scored with the latter hitting two in a row. Senior attacker Jody Cumberpatch (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) rounded it out finding the back of the cage at 7:03.
Once again, the Hoyas were matched as Princeton hit three of its own to end the half making the score 9-8 at the break with Georgetown up by one.
The Tigers started right where they left off in the second to tie it at nine. However, a 5-1 run with Farrell and Etchison both tallying two and Miller hitting her second of the afternoon as GU took the 14-10 lead midway through the half.
The lead was short lived when Princeton staged a four-goal run of its own tying it at 14 with 7:52 remaining. Franklin and senior attacker Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) gave GU some breathing room late in regulation, but the Tiger offense came roaring back posting a pair of its own to tie the game at 16.
In the closing seconds, freshman goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) came up with a huge save to force extra time.
Draw controls made the difference in overtime as GU managed to get all three of them and control the offense. At 4:58, Tarzian played the hero taking a shot with her off hand and connecting to give the Hoyas the sudden victory, 17-16.
Farrell and Etchison both had hat tricks, while Franklin, Miller and Freedman both tallied two goals and one assist for the game. Woodman had five draw controls and a goal in the contest.
Senior defender Maggie Brown (Woodside, Calif./Menlo School) was a key on defense coming up with a big draw control late. Senior goalkeeper Barb Black (Ruxton, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) took the win with one save, and Fisher added four saves in the cage.
Georgetown will close out its three-game road swing with a contest at No. 6/6 Duke on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
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