April 2, 2011

Freshman Lloyd Leads No. 12 Princeton Over Cornell in Ivy Action

from press release

ITHACA, N.Y. - Freshman Sarah Lloyd had a five-point game scoring four goals to lead the No. 12 Princeton women's lacrosse team to a 15-10 win over Cornell on Saturday, April 2 at Schoellkopf Field.

Princeton scored the last six goals of the first half to take a 9-3 lead, but a four-goal run early in the second by Cornell made it a three-goal game.

The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first four minutes. Lloyd scored on transition with help from sophomore Charlotte Davis after senior defender Cathy Bachur caused a turnover on the other end. Senior Lizzy Drumm went unimpeded to the goal less than 39 seconds later.

Jessi Steinberg scored Cornell's first goal on a free position attempt at 24:13.

Drumm tallied her second of the day with Charlotte Davis picked up her second assist of the afternoon at 21:02.

The Big Red scored the next two goals to even the game at 3-3. Katie Kirk tallied the first goal at 17:27 and Shannon McHugh converted a free position attempt at 16:40.

Princeton quickly regained the lead 19 seconds later when junior Cassie Pyle took the ball in from the fan and shot past Kyla Dambach in goal. It would be the first of six Princeton's goals that closed out the half.

Charlotte Davis worked her way inside the fan after picking up a feed from Pyle from behind the cage and scored at 13:03. Sophomore Jaci Gassaway made it 6-3 with help from Sam Ellis. Lloyd, Pyle and Ellis would each collect an unassisted goal in the final six minutes of the first half.

Princeton would take a 10-3 lead 15 seconds off the opening draw of the second half when Jenna Davis scored on a Gassaway pass.

Cornell scored four unanswered to make it a 10-7 game with 18 minutes remaining.

Lloyd ended the Big Red run with her third goal of the game at 17:10, her first career hat trick.

The teams traded free-position goals with Ellis scoring for the Tigers to maintain the four-goal lead.

Charlotte Davis notched her second of the afternoon with help from Lloyd at 9:49, but a minute later Cornell answered with Steinberg getting an unassisted goal.

Lloyd would scored her fourth of the afternoon, and sixth goal overall at 5:47 to make it 14-9.

The teams traded goals in the final three minutes, with Pyle finding Previ for the final goal at 1:52 to settle the score 15-10 in favor of the Tigers.

Charlotte Davis and Ellis each finished with four points on two goals and two assists apiece. Pyle had two goals and one helper, Drumm scored twice and Gassaway had a goal and an assist. Senior goalie Erin Tochihara finished with 10 saves.

Steinberg led the Big Red with four goals. Johnson had three points on a goal and two assists. Kirk tallied two goals. Dambach played the first half and made two saves while allowing six. Courtney Gallagher played the second half and didn't make a save, allowing six goals.

Princeton improves to 5-3 overall and remains unbeaten in the Ivy League at 2-0. Cornell falls to 3-6 overall and 1-3 in league play.

The Tigers travel to play Yale a week from today, Saturday, April 9 for a noon game.

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