March 4, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 14/16 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (2-1) will travel to Duke University (3-2) on Wednesday for a 5 p.m., matchup at Koskinen Stadium against the No. 6/6 Blue Devils. The game will be available live on ESPN3. It is the final contest in a three-game road swing against ranked opponents for the Blue & Gray.
On Tuesday, senior attacker Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation) was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll after a big game last weekend where she had a hat trick on just four shots on goal as well as two ground balls. This is her first-career weekly honor.
The squad needed overtime, but managed to pull out the 17-16 victory over the No. 19/18 Princeton University Tigers Saturday afternoon at Sherrerd Field in Princeton, N.J. Junior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) scored the game winner at 4:58 to improve the Hoyas to 2-1 overall.
Farrell and sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) both had hat tricks, while senior Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School), sophomore Natalie Miller (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) and senior Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) both tallied two goals and one assist for the game. Senior attacker Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) had five draw controls and a goal in the contest.
Senior defender Maggie Brown (Woodside, Calif./Menlo School) was a key on defense coming up with a big draw control late. Senior goalkeeper Barb Black (Ruxton, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) took the win with one save, and freshman Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) added four saves in the cage.
Down 9-5 at halftime, the Blue Devils opened the second period with two wins at the draw that resulted in a pair of quick goals. However Maryland answered with a 6-0 scoring run and tacked on four more inside the final seven minutes to put the game out of reach, 19-10, on Saturday. Sophomore Maddy Acton and juniors Kerrin Maurer and Erin Tenneson registered two markers each to pace the Duke attack.
Georgetown is 7-14 all-time against the Blue Devils and 3-7 on the road. Last year, GU fell to Duke at home, 11-10. The Hoyas came back from trailing by three with three minutes remaining, but couldn't find the tying tally. Tarzian and Freedman each had a pair of goals in the loss.
The opening draw is scheduled for 5 p.m., at Koskinen Stadium. The game will be available live on ESPN3. Live stats will be available on Duke's athletic website.