March 7, 2014

Farr Out! Stanford Takes Down Towson in OT

from press release

TOWSON, Md. – Hannah Farr's free position goal in overtime lifted No. 16 Stanford University to an 8-7 win over the No. 12 Towson University women's lacrosse team on Friday night in Johnny Unitas Stadium.

The first half of the game proved to be a game of runs between the two squads. Stanford struck for two goals early as Anna Kim's goal at 21:43 gave the Cardinal (4-1) a 2-0 advantage.

Towson responded with a three-goal run of its own. Sophomore attacker Alyssa Ferro got things started for the Tigers (2-3) with a free position goal at 14:58. Freshman midfielder Samantha Brookhart helped the Tigers tie the game at 2-2 with her goal at 11:50. Brookhart then assisted on redshirt senior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback's tally at 9:28. Rohrback's goal put the Tigers ahead 3-2.

Meg Lentz scored her second of the game which allowed Stanford to tie the game at 3-3 with 8:12 left in the half. That goal started a 3-0 run by the visitors as the Cardinal took a 5-3 lead with 2:39 to go in the period.

Rohrback scored her second of the game with 1:30 showing on the clock. That pulled the Tigers to within one and sent Stanford into the half with a 5-4 lead.

Towson held a slim 12-11 shot advantage in the first half while Stanford won six of the 10 draw controls. The Tigers forced Cardinal goalkeeper Lyndsey Munoz to make eight first-half saves.

The Tigers opened the second half with a pair of goals from redshirt junior attacker Andi Raymond. Raymond's second goal came at 23:16 and gave Towson a 6-5 lead.

Farr tied the game at 6-6 on a free position goal with 22 minutes to play.

Junior attacker Taylor Moore tallied her fifth goal of the season at 12:42 to put Towson on top 7-6.

Stanford got a goal from Alex Poplawski at 3:51 which tied the game at 7-7. That proved to be the last goal in regulation and the two teams went to overtime.

Overtime in women's lacrosse consists of a six-minute period played in three minute halves. Stanford controlled the opening draw of the extra session and held the ball looking for the perfect shot. As the first three-minute session was expiring, Towson was called for a foul and Farr scored the free position goal. Neither team registered a shot in the second three-minute session and Stanford claimed the victory.

Stanford outshot the Tigers 15-5 in the second session and overtime and finished the game with a 26-7 advantage. The Cardinal controlled five of the final eight draw controls and held an 11-7 advantage for the game.

Munoz made nine saves in the win for Stanford. Junior goalkeeper Kelsea Donnelly made 12 saves in the loss.

Raymond led Towson with a two goals and an assists while Rohrback had a pair of goals. Brookhart finished with a goal and an assist.

Farr had two goals and an assist for Stanford while Lentz also scored two goals.

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