March 8, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 14/16 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (3-1) will host the No. 19/RV Stanford (4-1) University Cardinal on Sunday at Multi-Sport Field in a 1 p.m., matchup. The Cardinal will be the fourth-consecutive ranked opponent the Blue & Gray will face.
The Hoyas upset the No. 6/6 Duke University Blue Devils (3-3), 11-10, Wednesday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. Junior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) scored the game winner with five seconds remaining to tally GU's second win over a ranked opponent this season.
Georgetown had four different players hit two goals apiece for balanced scoring. The Hoyas were outshot and had fewer draw controls, however the defense forced 11 Blue Devil turnovers which made the difference. Senior goalkeeper Barb Black (Ruxton, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) had two saves in the cage.
The win marked the end of a three-game road trip for the Hoyas against all ranked opponents where GU went 2-1. It was just the second time the Hoyas have defeated the Blue Devils under Head Coach Ricky Fried and the first time on the road.
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.
Sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) leads the team with 12 points on 10 goals and two assists. Senior midfielders Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) and Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) both have 11 points on the year, while Tarzian has 10. Senior attacker Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) has pulled in a squad-best 16 draw controls, while Freedman, junior defender Megan Marinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) and junior defender Adrianne Devine (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) have all posted four caused turnovers.
Freshman goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) has tallied nine saves in four games played.
Hannah Farr scored as time ran out in the first overtime half and Stanford controlled the ball thereafter to beat No. 11 Towson, 8-7, in nonconference women's lacrosse Friday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Stanford maintained possession throughout the entire six minutes of overtime and for all but 19 seconds of the game's final 9:03. Towson was unable to even get off a shot for the game's final 17:08.
It was Farr's goal combined with strong draws taken by specialist Emily Newstrom and controlled by teammates Megan Lerner and Rachel Kalick that enabled Stanford to maintain possession throughout overtime.
Georgetown is 4-0 against Stanford with one meeting at home coming in the 2004 season where the Blue & Gray won by a score of 12-3. Last season, GU downed the Cardinal 15-8 in California. Tarzian had five goals in the victory to lead the Hoyas.
The opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field. Live stats and a new and improved webcast will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.