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Women’s Lax Rapid Recap: Georgetown at Duke, March 5

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.

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Rapid Recap: Women’s Lax Seals Big East Tourney Berth with Season-Ending Win

The Hoyas’ (9-7, 5-3 Big East) finished their home season on a high note on Saturday as they beat Big East rivals Rutgers (9-7, 4-4 Big East) by a score of 9-7 to clinch a berth in the Big East tournament. Before the game, Georgetown took time to honor their four seniors along with graduate student Kristen Coleman, who would all be playing their final home game.

Georgetown went into the locker room down 5-4 after the Scarlet Knights got out to an early three-goal lead just over 11 minutes into the contest. The Hoyas then settled down on defense and were able to rally and tie the game at 4, before a late Rutgers goal sent the Scarlet Knights into the half with a lead. The Blue and Gray tried to fend off a Rutgers charge in the beginning of the second half, but the team found itself down 7-5 with 20 minutes remaining in the game.

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Rapid Recap: Women’s Lax Almost Doubled up by Terps

The 15th-ranked Hoyas suffered a tough defeat in their final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday, losing to No. 5 Maryland by a score of 19-10. The loss drops Georgetown’s record to 8-7 overall (4-3 Big East) on the season.

GU quickly assumed control in the early going, as Erin Lovett won the opening draw and immediately scored an unassisted goal to put the Hoyas up. Lovett’s tally would only spark a strong reaction by Maryland, however, as the Terps would go on to score seven unanswered goals to set the tone for the rest of the first half.

After freshman midfielder Caroline Tarzian finally broke Georgetown’s scoring drought at the 14:05 mark, Maryland ensured that the Blue and Gray wouldn’t pick up any momentum, scoring three more unanswered. A Sophia Thomas goal with 12 ticks left ended the period on a positive note for the Hoyas, but the team still found themselves down big, 12-3, at the break.

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Rapid Recap: Women’s Lacrosse Doubled Up by No. 2 ‘Cuse

Outscored in both halves, the Blue and Gray suffered a tough 22-11 loss to No. 2 Syracuse. The loss snaps the Hoyas’ four game win streak and brings their record to 8-5 overall and 4-1 in the Big East.

Unfortunately for the Hoyas, they simply couldn’t stop the ‘Cuse offense. The Orange came out strong in the first half with 14 goals, more than doubling the Blue and Gray’s respectable total of six. Every time the Blue and Gray managed a tally, their opponents responded quickly and kept the Hoyas at arms’ length. Syracuse finished the second half with 8 goals, while the Hoyas scored only 5 more.

Erin Lovett led Georgetown with a hat trick while Kelsi Bozel and Sophia Thomas followed with two goals apiece. Freshman Caroline Tarzian had a productive day as well, finishing with one goal and one assist. Dina Jackson Maggie Brown and Kelyn Freedman each scored once as well.

Despite their balanced attack, Georgetown was out-saved between the pipes. Syracuse goaltenders combined for 14 saves, while Hoya sophomore Barb Black was only able to stop eight attempts from the Orange offense. Defensively, Syracuse also had more clears than the Hoyas. The Orange was also able to secure more ground balls giving them the possession advantage throughout the contest.

On a positive note, the Hoyas were able to control 21 draws throughout the game to Syracuse’s 14. And, although they were not able to find the back of the goal, the Blue and Gray tallied 31 shots on goal, only one less than their opponent.

Georgetown’s schedule doesn’t get much easier, as the No. 8 Fighting Irish will be in DC next weekend to take on the Blue and Gray. The game is scheduled for 2:30 Saturday.

Women's Lacrosse No. 7 in the Nation

After topping the Big East preseason poll in late January, the Georgetown women’s lacrosse team was ranked seventh in Division I by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches poll announced last week. The Hoya’s earned 274 points in the poll, tying for seventh with the University of Virginia. Maryland came in at first with 399 points and 19 first place votes, followed closely by Northwestern and North Carolina. Big East-rival Syracuse was selected just two spots ahead of Georgetown at No. 5.

Notre Dame and Loyola rounded out the Big East representation, coming in at No. 10 and No. 12, respectively. The Atlantic Coast Conference led with five teams represented in the poll.

This season the Hoyas will face eight of the 20 ranked teams, including six ranked in the top 10.

Women's Lacrosse First in Big East Preseason Poll

Earning 59 points and four first-place votes from the league’s head coaches, the Georgetown women’s lacrosse team topped the Big East preseason poll for the second consecutive year. The Hoyas finished just two points ahead of Syracuse, who earned three first place votes.

Georgetown will return 21 letter winners and six starters from last year’s team, including senior co-captains Jordy Kirr and Logan McCraw and junior co-captain Kelly Barnes, who were all selected as part of the 16-member preseason all-Big East team. McCraw and Barnes will anchor Georgetown’s stout defense, while Kirr, a unanimous preseason All-Big East pick, is set to lead the attack.

Last season the Hoyas narrowly defeated Syracuse 13-11 in the Big East regular championship to capture their first league title in program history and advance to the NCAA tournament for the 11th time in 12 years. Georgetown went undefeated in league play last year and finished the season with an overall record of 13-6 (8-0 Big East).

Georgetown was also ranked sixth in Lacrosse Magazine’s preseason poll and was one of four Big East teams to make an appearance in the publication’s top 20.

Heading into the season as the conference favorite, Georgetown will face Northwestern in its season opener March 5. The Wildcats will be one of the Hoyas’ toughest opponents; they’ve won six straight titles in the American Lacrosse Conference and five NCAA Championships in the last six years.