Second Half Hoya Rally Falls Short; GU Loses 10-8 to UVa in NCAA Second Round
May 12, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgetown women's lacrosse sophomore Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) scored three points on two goals and one assist, but Virginia went on an 8-1 run that spanned both halves and held off a late rally by the sixth-seed Hoyas en route to a 10-8 win Sunday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship. The unseeded Cavaliers advance to the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Championship and will face host and No. 3-seed North Carolina next weekend.
"We knew falling behind against Virginia would be hard to come back from," commented Head Coach Ricky Fried. "Give our kids a ton of credit for fighting, they scrapped on those draw controls near the end that made a huge difference, and we just came up short at the end. Hopefully our seniors realize that they had an excellent career, they offered a lot to our program and brought us back to the NCAAs after we missed the past two seasons and I am proud how they led the team."
Georgetown (13-6) struck first on a goal by junior Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) just 1:26 into the game on an assist by junior Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) making her first career start.
Virginia (11-9) got on the board 23 seconds later on an unassisted tally by Liza Blue sparking an 8-1 run that would put the Cavaliers in front 8-2 with 22:29 to play in the second half. GU's second goal in that span came from senior Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) after she curled around the cage.
Tarzian and senior Jackson scored back-to-back goals 30 seconds apart to pull the Hoyas within four, snapping a 26 minute scoring drought.
Jackson finishes her career with 105 points and 88 goals, good enough for 24th and 17th in school history.
Three minutes later, Caroline McTiernan would notch what proved to be the game-winning goal with 18:01 to go in the game off a feed from Kelly Boyd.
The Hoyas scored the final four goals of the contest beginning with Tarzian's team-leading and career high 36th goal of the season coming at 11:32 in the second half.
Senior Rosie Corcoran (Point Lookout, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) scored three minutes later assisted by junior Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation) to make it 10-6 with 8:42 remaining in the game.
Georgetown capped the scoring with goals 57 seconds apart, first on a free position by senior Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) for her 75th career goal and then on Freedman's 31st goal of the season on an assist from Tarzian with 4:05 to go in the game.
For her career, Bozel had 75 goals and 99 points, placing her 23rd and 25th, respectively, all-time in program history.
In the game's final four minutes Georgetown's Tarzian earned a free position shot at the 3:15 mark, which Virginia keeper Kim Kolarik saved. Virginia successfully cleared the ball despite a tenacious Hoya ride. UVa was then able to run out the remaining time.
The game was statistically even as both teams had 21 shots, 10 draw controls, 23 fouls and 14 turnovers. Virginia had three free position goals to Georgetown's one, which accounts for the two-goal margin.
Junior Barb Black (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) and freshman Megan McDonald (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) split time between the pipes today, totaling five saves. Kolarik made nine stops in goal for Virginia, including seven in the first half.