The No. 14/16 Georgetown women’s lacrosse team (3-1) defeated No. 6/6 Duke (3-3) on Wednesday, 11-10, on a goal by junior attacker Caroline Tarzian with five seconds remaining.
The Hoyas had a balanced scoring attack, with four different players scoring two goals against the Blue Devils. Duke went up 3-1 early in the game, but Georgetown answered with a 5-1 run of its own, started with a goal by sophomore midfielder Natalie Miller. Georgetown went into the half leading 7-5, and eventually built that lead up to 9-6 on goals by senior midfielder Kelyn Freedman and senior attacker Meghan Farrell. However, that lead did not last long, as Duke went on a 4-0 run to take the lead with 17 minutes remaining. Georgetown tied it up on a goal by sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison, setting up the dramatic finish. Tarzian was fouled with 10 seconds remaining, and hit a shot over the keeper to net the game winner with 5 seconds left.
The Hoyas got two goals apiece from Tarzian, Freedman, Farrell, and senior midfielder Hannah Franklin. Miller, Etchison and senior midfielder Courtney Caputo each contributed one goal to the winning cause. Georgetown’s defense came up big, forcing 11 Duke turnovers, which made up for being outshot 19-16.
The Hoyas’ next game is at home against Stanford on Sunday, March 9 at 1 pm.