Megan Bloomer's Game-Winner with 27 Ticks To Go Gives the Hoyas an 8-7 Win Over Visiting Virginia.
April 9, 2008
Washington, D.C. - The sixth-ranked Georgetown University women's lacrosse team rallied from two goals down over the final 5:50 and junior Megan Bloomer's game-winning goal with 27 seconds left in regulation propelled the Hoyas to an 8-7 victory over No. 4 Virginia on Wednesday. GU improves to 9-3 on the season while the Cavaliers, who had a four-game winning streak snapped, fall to 10-3.
The evenly-played game was tied at 3-3 after one half. Three straight Virginia goals over a five-plus minute span midway through the second half gave the Cavs a 7-5 advantage with 12:14 to go.
GU sophomore Blake Sheehan entered the game in the second half and helped the home team win the game's final four draw controls as the Hoyas found ways to extend possessions and close the gap.
On the ensuing draw, Sheehan was able to advance the ball in the direction of the Virginia goal before Bloomer scooped the ball to set up the eventual game-winning possession. Georgetown worked the ball around the net prior to calling a timeout with 2:30 left. After talking it over, Georgetown continued to work the ball around the cage. Bloomer found a little bit of a seam to the left of the goal and moving forward, rifled a shot that found the twine with 27 seconds left.
Georgetown won the game's final draw briefly but Virginia was able to re-gain possession and get the ball across the midfield line before calling a timeout of their own with four seconds to go.
UVA, junior Ashley McCulloch took a long shot that missed the upper right hand corner of the goal by a slim margin as time expired.
Georgetown held a 10-7 advantage in draw controls but Virginia had more ground balls, 15-10.
Kaestner finished with two goals and an assist to extend her consectutive game streak with a point to 14. Kirr and Bloomer both finished with two goals while Molly Ford tallied a goal and an assist. Freshman Logan McCraw tied the game at 2-2 with her only marker of the contest.
Hoya junior tri-captain recorded three draws and two ground balls.
Blair Weymouth finished with four goals while McCulloch notched a goal and as assist.
Both team's goalies played well and both made some key saves at key moments. Caitlin Formby compiled 11 saves, seven in the first half while four-year Kendall McBrearty notched nine saves.
Georgetown will play its third straight ranked opponent when the Blue and Gray hosts No. 10 Notre Dame to the Hilltop on Saturday, April 12. The first draw is set for 12:30 p.m. as the game is being televised live by CBS College Sports Network.