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No. 14 Georgetown Takes 17-16 Game in Overtime from No. 19 Princeton

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 03/01/2014
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PRINCETON, N.J. (3/1/14) – Caroline Tazian scored in overtime to lift No. 14 Georgetown to a 17-16 win over No. 19 Princeton on Saturday, March 1 at Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium.

Georgetown won the final three draw controls of the game that would give it the possession it would need for the win.

Reilly Woodman won the opening draw of the six-minute overtime and Tarzian delivered the goal at 4:58. Woodman won the next draw and shortly thereafter a yellow card was assessed to Liz Cutting setting Princeton down a player. During those two minutes Georgetown would get three free-position opportunities but wouldn’t be able to convert on any of them. Senior Caroline Franke came up big with a save on a free-position shot by Corrine Etchison. The next two attempts by Natalie Miller and Hannah Franklin went wide. 

As the teams changing ends midway through the six-minute overtime, Georgetown won the next draw, called a timeout and played keep-away for the final 2:30. Princeton tried to force Georgetown to make a move but instead was called for another yellow card at 1:34 and the Hoyas hung onto the ball for the win.

It was the ninth time in the 19-game series that the score would be decided by one goal.

The Hoyas gained the lead at 14:30 of the first half and went up by as many as four goals. Despite the game being tied seven times, Princeton wouldn’t be able to regain the lead back from Georgetown.

Princeton started the game with a 4-3 lead but a 5-1 Georgetown run put the Hoyas up 9-5 with seven minutes left in the half. The Tigers wouldn’t go away as Doherty converted a free-position attempt and Alexandra Bruno rattled off two goals to cut the deficit to just one, 9-8 at intermission.

Bruno wasn’t done yet as she scored the opening goal of the second half to tie the game at 9-9. Another 5-1 run over the next 10 minutes put the Hoyas up by four goals, 14-10, but again the Tigers responded.

Senior Mary-Kate Sivilli, freshman Olivia Hompe and junior Erin Slifer each found the back of the net to tie the game at 14-14 with 7:52 to play.

A free-position goal and a man-up goal put the Hoyas back on top with five minutes left.

Princeton had three straight free-position shots and Hompe capitalized on the third one to make it 16-15 with 2:48 to play.

A caused turnover by senior Colleen Smith led to Princeton’s next goal as Hompe set up senior Erin McMunn for the tying goal at 1:36.

McMunn won the ensuing draw but a big stop by Maddy Fisher on a shot by Bruno with three seconds to play would send the game into overtime, Princeton’s first of the year.

Hompe led the Tigers offense with six points on three goals and three assists. Bruno had a four-goal game and Slifer had a goal and two assists. Sophomore Anya Gersoff, Smith and McMunn had two points apiece. Caroline Franke made 10 saves in the game.

Three Tigers had firsts, as Hompe, Smith and junior Erika Grabbi each scored their first career goals.

Etchison and Meghan Farrell each had hat tricks for the Hoyas, while Franklin, Miller and Kelyn Freedman each had two goals and assist. Barb Black made one save in the first half before Fisher came in on relief for the final 36 minutes. Fisher stopped four shots.

The Tigers’ home win streak will end at eight games as they fall to 1-2 on the season. Next up is the Ivy League opener at Brown on Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

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