March 27, 2011

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Seven-Goal Rally Sends Princeton Past Hoyas

from press release


Cassie Pyle goes to goal Sunday. Pyle scored three goals and dished an assist for Princeton, which erased a four-goal, second-half deficit to defeat Georgetown 12-11.

© Jim O'Connor

PRINCETON, N.J. -- A seven-goal run in the second half propelled the No. 12-ranked Princeton women's lacrosse team to a 12-11 win over No. 13 Georgetown on Sunday, March 27 at Princeton Stadium.

The Tigers quickly took a 3-0 lead with goals from junior Cassie Pyle, senior Lizzy Drumm and sophomore Jaci Gassaway. Georgetown would tally two goals in three minutes to cut its deficit to one with 11:46 to play in the first.

Sophomore Charlotte Davis scored in transition to make it 4-2 Tigers at 7:49. The Hoyas would get two more to tie the game with less than five to play. Senior Kaitlyn Mauritz would score her second of the season to give her team the 5-4 lead at halftime.

Georgetown came out of the locker room to score five unanswered goals in 5:14 to take a 9-5 lead at 23:42.

Princeton responded with seven straight goals to regain the lead, 12-9.

Pyle and Gassaway teamed up to assist on each other's goals within two minutes of each other to start the Tigers' comeback. Senior Maisie Devine and Drumm converted on back-to-back free-position attempts to tying the game at 9-9 with 16:23 to play.

Charlotte Davis would give Princeton back the lead, 10-9, at 11:52 with another transition goal. Six minutes would tick off the clock before Pyle would push Princeton's lead to two at 5:55 and Previ would seal the win for Princeton at 3:38 after a turnover led to a good clear for the Tigers.

With 20 seconds remaining, Princeton was playing keep away but an errant pass would give Georgetown possession. The Hoyas would have a clearing attempt before Kathleen Dwyer would score with 7.2 seconds on the clock. Dina Jackson won the next draw control and after a Princeton foul, Jordy Kirr was awarded a free-position attempt. She would score on that eight-meter shot with 1.0 second on the clock to end the game 12-11.

Georgetown had a 28-22 advantage in shots on goal and had 13 ground balls to Princeton's 12. The Hoyas also won the draw control battle, taking 14 of 23. The Tigers converted on 75 percent of their shots on goal, getting 12 goals on 16 shots on frame. Princeton was also 3 for 4 from the fan, while Georgetown converted on three of its six chances.

Pyle would lead the Tigers with four points with a hat trick and an assist. Gassaway had three points on two goals and a helper. Charlotte Davis and Drumm had two goals apiece and Devine had a goal and an assist each. Senior Erin Tochihara had 10 saves and led the team in ground balls with three.

Dwyer had a three-goal game for Georgetown while Jackson finished with three points on two goals and an assist. Jacqueline Giles notched two goals. Barb Black would make just four stops in goal for the Hoyas.

Princeton will be on the road for its next three games, first stopping off at Cornell on Saturday, April 2 for a noon game with the Big Red.


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