Gassaway Fights Through Pain to Lead Attack as Princeton Women's Lax Rolls Past Yale 12/4
Bill Alden, Town Topics (4/12/12)
After the Princeton University women's lacrosse team lost in overtime to Cornell earlier this month, Jaci Gassaway was down in the dumps.
The junior attacker had ice bags on her left thigh and right shin and was teary-eyed as teammates helped her hobble out of Class of 1952 Stadium two Saturdays ago.
Four days later, Gassaway made a nice recovery, scoring three goals to help Princeton pull out a 14-13 win at Temple on April 4.
Last Saturday, Gassaway was all smiles in the wake of Princeton's 12-4 victory over Yale, contributing three goals and an assist as the Tigers improved to 6-4 overall and 3-1 in Ivy League play.
A beaming Gassaway liked the way the Tigers stuck to their game plan in pulling away from Yale, taking a 5-1 halftime lead and then scoring the first six goals of the second half to build an 11-1 cushion with 18:50 left in regulation.
"We have really been working on draw controls and keeping possession on offense for longer to give our defense a break," said Gassaway, a 5'9 junior from Severna Park, Md. who now has a team-high 37 points with 27 goals and 10 assists.
"We did really well with both of those things today so that was a good step in the right direction."