As we reach the end of the year and thus the end of the spring athletics season, the importance of every game for the Hoyas has become magnified. Every contest these days is more meaningful than ever, and the pressure’s always on.
Meanwhile, we regular Georgetown kids are just stuck with the significantly less cool equivalent: finals.
Ya know what? From now on, I’m gonna start calling exams my “school playoffs.” That makes them sound a lot more exciting, no? Maybe now I’ll actually study this time around at some point. (Ok, probably not, but there’s at least somewhat of a chance now.)
In any case, the following three (real) student-athletes stepped up in major ways this weekend at times when their teams needed them most. These are the Three Stars of the Weekend:
Caroline Tarzian, Women’s Lacrosse – The stakes could not have been higher for the women’s lax team on Saturday when they squared off against Rutgers at MultiSport Facility. The winner of the game would secure the 4th and final spot in the Big East Tournament—with a chance to grab the auto-bid—while the loser would, in all likelihood, miss the cut for the NCAAs altogether. With her team down 7-5 midway through the second half, Tarzian stepped up big to will the Blue and Gray to victory, scoring three unanswered to put Georgetown up for good and extend her team’s season. The prolific freshman midfielder tallied a goal earlier in the game as well as an assist for a game-high five total points on the afternoon.
Kevin Johnson, Baseball – Having lost a rough one, 8-3, at Pitt earlier in the day, the Georgetown baseball team needed to rebound in Saturday’s nightcap, and things weren’t looking too good for them late. But, trailing 3-2 in the top of the ninth, GU began to rally, and Johnson would knock in the go-ahead run with one out via a double down the left-field line. On the game, the senior catcher went 3-5 overall at the plate and scored two runs to help give the Hoyas the win.
Brian Tabb, Men’s Lacrosse – While Tabb undoubtedly played a large role in the Blue and Gray’s 13-8 Senior Night win over Rutgers on Friday, he’s found himself a well-deserved position on this list more for his individual career achievements. After going 12-21 on faceoffs against the Scarlet Knights, the senior surpassed the 400 faceoffs-win milestone and put himself in second overall on the Georgetown all-time list. As if that weren’t enough on its own, though, he would also score his first career goal with only nine seconds remaining in his last collegiate game—talk about going out on top.