The No. 11 Georgetown women’s lacrosse team (4-0) continued its undefeated run to begin the season by topping No. 18 Stanford (2-2) 15-8 on Tuesday. The Blue and Gray continued their strong play in the young season, as everything clicked for the Hoyas in what appeared to be a tough road test.
Early on, GU looked like it was in trouble after the Cardinal built a 3-1 lead within the game’s first ten minutes. The Hoyas’ lone bright spot in the slow start was sophomore attack Caroline Tarzian, who continued to produce on offense with her first of five goals on the day.
Tarzian’s big day marked the second time the New York native has tallied five scores in three contests for the Blue and Gray after doing the same against Towson at home ten days ago. The sophomore continues to be an offensive leader for Georgetown, which has scored 11 or more goals in all four games this season.
After GU and Stanford traded goals once more, the Hoyas found themselves in a quick 4-2 hole. From there, the game belonged to the Blue and Gray.
The Hoyas reeled off four straight goals to build a 6-4 advantage and never looked back. With 34 seconds remaining in the half, Tarzian netted a key goal to send GU into intermission up 7-5.
Out of the locker room, all the momentum clearly belonged to Georgetown, who combined stellar defensive play with a relentless offensive attack to extend its lead to 9-5.
After the Cardinal made a small run and cut the margin to 10-7 with about 21 minutes remaining, the Hoyas put the game away for good. In the next nine minutes, five straight Blue and Gray goals provided GU with an insurmountable 15-7 advantage.
Stanford added one more goal before the clock struck zeroes, but the damage was already done.
Tarzian was not the only star of the day on the Georgetown squad; freshman attack Corrine Etchison also scored three times, while senior attack Dina Jackson and junior midfielder Meghan Farrell each added two goals of their own.
The win could be another confidence builder for the Blue and Gray who have now proven they can go on the road and beat a quality opponent. Georgetown hopes to build on their momentum as they encounter a tough matchup against No. 6 Duke on Saturday.
That game is at home at 2:30 p.m. on Multi-Sport Field.