March 4, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's No. 11/8 women's lacrosse team (3-0) travels to Palo Alto, Calif. to face Stanford on Tuesday, March 5. The opening draw is set for 7 p.m. (EST), live stats will be available on www.GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas have opened the year with three straight victories; the last time GU started the year 3-0 was in 2009. The Hoyas moved up to No. 8 in the latest deBeer media poll released on Monday, March 4.
This past Friday Georgetown ran past Princeton 11-6, never trailing in the contest. Nine different Hoyas tallied a point against the Tigers. Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) led the Blue and Gray with three goals. Defensively the Hoyas limited Princeton to just six scores off 20 shots. Goalie Barb Black (Ruxton, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls), who earned a spot on the latest BIG EAST Honor Roll, tied her season high with seven saves on the afternoon.
On the season Georgetown is averaging over 13 goals a game and is limiting its opponents to nine. Eleven different Hoyas have netted goals with nine multiple goal scorers already in 2013. Leading the charge is Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) with seven goals, she is second in points adding one assist for eight total points. Sophomore Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) is GU's point leader with 10, recording five goals and five assists.
Senior Tewaaraton Trophy candidate Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) along with fellow senior Ashley Hunter (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) each have four caused turnovers to lead GU's defense. The Hoyas are limiting opponents to 20 shots a game while taking 28. Junior keeper Black has 16 saves and faced 62 shots.
After opening the year with a 12-10 loss to No. 9 Notre Dame Stanford has won two straight. The Cardinal defeated Harvard 18-13 at home and then won at No. 13 Ohio State this past Saturday, 12-10. Stanford jumped out to a 6-1 lead against the Buckeyes, led by junior attack Rachel Ozer who had four goals on the day. The Cardinal has two players on the Tewaaraton Watch List as junior midfielder Anna Kim and junior goalie Lyndsey Munoz both are among the nation's best.
Tuesday's battle with Stanford will be the fourth all time meeting between Georgetown and Stanford. The Hoyas own the series 3-0 with two of the three victories coming on the road. The last meeting was in 2005 when Georgetown earned a 10-6 victory. The Hoyas other two wins were a 12-3 win in 2004 and a 15-7 victory in 2003.