April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (5-7, 2-1 BIG EAST) held on for another one-goal victory Friday afternoon as the Hoyas defeated the University of Connecticut Huskies (7-5, 2-1 BIG EAST), 11-10, at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Conn. The victory was the first conference road win for the Blue & Gray this season.
"This is a great win to build some momentum," said Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried. "We had a lot of people play and a lot of people contribute to the victory which was nice to see."
Senior midfielder Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) led the way once again with three goals and an assist for four points as well as three caused turnovers and a draw control. Freshman attacker Colleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) managed the hat trick as well, while senior midfielder Courtney Caputo (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School) posted a pair of goals.
Senior attacker Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) had six draw controls and freshman goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) took the win in the cage with seven saves on the afternoon.
UConn opened the scoring with a pair of goals in the first five minutes. The Hoyas answered with an unassisted tally from Freedman at 25:25. The Huskies managed a score two minutes later, but it was junior midfielder Mollie Caputo (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) finding the back of the cage from junior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) to make it 3-2.
A UConn goal at 16:31 sparked a two-goal run, however, the Hoyas didn't back down as sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersberg, Md./McDonogh School) scored sparking a four-goal run of their own.
It was Lovett who pulled the Blue & Gray within one, 5-4, as Etchison tallied the assist. Junior attacker Sammy Giordano (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) scored the tying goal at 7:28 and Caputo hit the go-ahead goal 5:15.
The lead was short lived as UConn tied it up a minute later. That 6-6 tie would stand at the break.
The Huskies opened the scoring again in the second half as the squads traded goals with Freedman hitting her second of the contest. With UConn leading 8-7, the Hoyas staged a 3-0 run including a pair of scores by Lovett and one from Freedman to make it 10-8 in favor of the Blue & Gray.
At 9:45, Connecticut cut the lead to one, but it was Caputo hitting the game winner less than a minute later to make the score 11-9. The Huskies scored one more, but Georgetown held on over the final minutes as the defense stood strong and Fisher had a big save making the final 11-10 and marking GU's sixth one-goal game of the season.
"It was really a back-and-forth game, but we came up with plays when we needed to and hung on for the win," said Fried.
The Hoyas will continue their two-game road swing on Sunday at Rutgers at 1 p.m. Live stats will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
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