March 5, 2013

Hoyas Hold Stanford to Three Second-Half Goals

from press release

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Georgetown University's No. 11/8 women's lacrosse program (4-0) earned a 15-8 victory against No. 18/rv Stanford (2-2) in Palo, Alto, Calif. It is the fourth straight win for the Hoyas, matching their best start since 2008 when GU started 5-0. Georgetown now owns a 4-0 all-time mark against the Cardinal. Sophomore Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) scored five goals for the second game this season to lead Georgetown's offense.

Georgetown held its third straight opponent to 10 goals or less and scored over 11 goals for the fourth consecutive game. The Hoyas found themselves down 4-2 early before ripping off four unanswered goals and then never surrendered the lead. Georgetown put the game away in the middle of the second half when its offense exploded for five straight goals to build a 15-7 lead with just over 12 minutes remaining.

The Hoyas and the Cardinal traded goals in the first two minutes of the contest as Stanford opened the scoring but GU's Tarzian scored her first of five to tie the score. Stanford then regained its lead and built a 3-1 advantage with over 20 minutes left in the first half. GU senior Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) sliced the lead to one before Stanford rebuilt a two-goal edge two minutes later.

At the 15:49 mark in the first stanza Georgetown began a four goal run to take the lead for good. Tarzian started the barrage off an assist from senior Rosie Corcoran (Point Lookout, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) and then Corinne Etchison (Eldersberg, Md./McDonogh School) scored her first of three. Two more goals by Georgetown, the first from junior Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation) off an assist from senior Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and the second from junior Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor), gave the Blue and Gray a 6-4 lead.

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