March 27, 2012

No. 13 Hoyas Hold Off Upset-Minded American

from staff reports

WASHINGTON -- The American University women's lacrosse team fought back from a seven-goal deficit but was not able to complete a comeback against No. 13 Georgetown as it fell, 17-11, on Tuesday night. Kelsi Bozel led the Hoyas with four goals in the win. Emily Burton and Paige Lin led the Eagles with three goals apiece in the loss.

Georgetown (5-4, 11) found the back of the net first but American (6-5, 2-1) answered with three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead with 23:26 to play. The Hoyas came back and went on a 9-0 run for the 10-3 advantage at 11:20.

Lauren Schoenberger ended Georgetown's run with the assist from Burton and Lin added back-to-back goals to cut Georgetown's lead to 10-6 with 3:30 remaining in the first. Back-to-back goals from Lin and Jamie Silverman closed out the half for the 11-8 Georgetown lead.

The Hoyas opened the half on a 4-0 run before Burton tallied her second goal of the day with 22:30 remaining, 15-9. Georgetown added another but Burton was able to find the back of the net once again to cut the lead to 16-10 at 18:20. Schoenberger added an unassisted goal to close out the scoring for the 17-11 final score.

Schoenberger had two goals for the Eagles as Kimberly Collins, Samantha Marshall and Silverman each added one. Emily Stankiewicz recorded four ground balls while Emily Maherhad six draw controls. Kaska Komosinski tallied six saves in the loss.

The Eagles held an 18-12 advantage in draw controls while each team collected 24 ground balls.

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