April 26, 2006
Harrisonburg, Va. - In a game that featured four ties, the No. 16 ranked James Madison University Dukes defended its home turf and won a 7-6 overtime thriller over the No. 3 ranked Georgetown Hoyas today JMU Lacrosse Complex. The Hoyas fall to 11-3 overall while JMU improves to 12-4.
The last five games between the schools have been decided by three goals or less Georgetown now leads the all-time series 9-5 and JMU evened the series at 3-3 in games played in Harrisonburg.
In the first three minute overtime session, Kim Griffin scored in traffic off a Brooke McKenzie assist for the eventual-game winning goal.
Coco Stanwick (Baltimore, Md/Notre Dame Prep) notched her sixth three-goal game of the season to go along with seven draw controls while junior Sara Zorzi (Timonium, Md./Roland Park Country School) handed out two more assists for a team-leading 21 helpers. Paige Andrews (Newtown Square, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) tallied twice.
Maggie Koch (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside) made a career-high 13 saves while sophomore Patty Piotrowicz (Plymouth Whitemarsh, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) scooped three ground balls. Senior Stephanie Zodtner (Wayne Pa./Conestoga) caused two turnovers
The teams were tied at 2-2 at halftime. Georgetown went ahead at the 20:02 mark on a pretty Stanwick goal after the junior took a pass from Zan Morley (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside). The Hoyas extended their lead to 2-0 less than three minutes later when, from behind the net, Stanwick fed Paige Andrews for her 14th marker of the season.
JMU sliced the lead to 2-1 when Lynlea Cronin scored two unassisted goals, one at the 13:17 mark and the game-tying goal with just five seconds to go before halftime.
The Hoyas turned it over 12 times in the opening period but Maggie Koch made ten saves in the Hoya net in the first half.
Almost three minutes into the second half, Cronin notched her third unassisted marker as the Dukes took a 3-2 lead.
The Hoyas scored the game's next two goals for a 4-3 bulge. Jordan Trautman (Mystic, Conn.Loomis Chaffee) scored after taking a pass from Stanwick at 23:27. Less than a minute later, Stanwick scored goal number two on the afternoon after an assist from Zorzi at 22:30.
Cronin drew a foul inside the eight meter and notched a free position goal at 18:50 to knot the contest at 4-4.
Georgetown regained the lead 5-4 after a long offensive possession that spanned nearly four minutes. Andrews tallied her second goal of the game after taking a nice pass from Schuyler Sutton (Annapolis, Md./Severn).
GU took their second two-goal lead of the game at 8:44. After another four-plus possession, Zorzi was behind the net and once again found Stanwick on the doorstep as Stanwick notched her sixth three-goal game of the season.
Cronin kept James Madison within striking distance at 6:25 with her fifth goal of the afternoon before Julie Stone tied the game at 6-6 at the 4:59 mark.
Patty Piotrowicz caused a turnover as JMU attempted the game-winner on the game's final possession to send the game into overtime.
GU plays their final regular-season home game of the season on Sat. April 29 when the Hoyas face No. 20 Loyola at the Multi-Sport Field at 1 p.m. The four Georgetown seniors who will be participating on their final home game will be recognized prior to the contest.