April 11, 2009

Princeton Scores First 15 in Win Over Harvard

from press release

PRINCETON, N.J. – Senior Kristin Schwab scored a career-high five goals to lead the No. 7-ranked Princeton women’s lacrosse team to a 17-5 win over Harvard on Saturday, April 11 at 1952 Stadium.

Junior Kristin Morrison scored four goals, while seniors Holly McGarvie and Christine Casaceli, sophomore Lizzy Drumm and freshman Cassie Pyle each collected three points. Sophomore Caroline Markowitz added two points with a goal and an assist.

The Tigers improve to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in the Ivy League, with their eight consecutive victory. Harvard falls to 4-8 and 1-3 in the league.

Princeton has outscored its opponents 62-26 in the past four games, averaging 15.5 goals per game.

Princeton had a 12-0 lead at halftime, with its first goal coming just 46 seconds in to the game by Schwab. Schwab added another tally three minutes later. The Tigers went up 4-0 with goals by Pyle and Morrison within 10 seconds of each other. Harvard called a timeout but still couldn’t regroup as Princeton’s Allison Behringer found the back of the net at 22:00. Morrison and Casaceli added goals within 21 seconds, and McGarvie and Schwab within 10 to put Princeton up 10-0 to force the running clock for the remainder. Markowitz scored a free position goal and set up Schwab’s hat trick for the 12-0 edge at the break.

Sophomore Erin Tochihara stopped five saves in the first half and was replaced by junior Kaitlyn Perrelle for the entirety of the second half.

Princeton gained a 15-0 lead at 22:34 with goals from Drumm, McGarvie and Morrison.

Katie Doherty finally got the Crimson on the scoreboard at 20:41, and Ellen Gleason added another over a minute later after nearly giving the ball away but scooping it off the turf and running to the goal.

Pyle broke up the short Harvard spurt with a tally at 14:10.

The nets lay still for the next 10 minutes before Shannon Flynn made it 16-3 with 5:21 to play. Schwab collected her fifth goal of the game with just over two minutes to play. Delia Pais and Glean added two more goals for the Crimson during the final minute to settle the score at 17-5.

Kerry Clark started in goal for the Crimson and made three saves and allowed nine goals in 13:27 before Katherine Martino took over. Martino stopped six shots and allowed eight.

Princeton outshot Harvard, 37-12, had a 14-9 edge in draw controls and a 14-9 advantage in ground balls.

The Tigers travel to No. 3 Penn on Wednesday, April 15 for a 7 p.m. game. The game will decide first place in the Ivy League standings, as both teams are undefeated after the Quakers knocked off Dartmouth, 7-6, this afternoon.

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