Thomas Leads No. 8 Georgetown Over Marquette
from press release
MILWAUKEE - Georgetown University's No. 8/8
women's lacrosse team (9-2; 3-0) won for the fourth straight game,
defeating Marquette 13-7. Tewaaraton Trophy candidate and recent
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll member, Sophia Thomas (Lutherville,
Md./Maryvale Prep), netted a team high three scores to lead the
Hoyas to victory over future conference foe Marquette.
Georgetown fell behind 1-0 but responded with a three goal burst and never allowed the Golden Eagles to grab the lead again. The Hoyas outshot Marquette 35 to 10 and won 14-of 22 draws. GU recorded 18 ground balls compared to 14 for the Golden Eagles.
Three Hoyas have scored a point in every game this season and continued their streak at MU as Rosie Corcoran (Point Lookout, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy), Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) all recorded at least one point at Marquette. Corcoran had a goal, Tarzian had a goal and two assists and Freedman tallied two scores.
Georgetown's scoring defense, ranked 36th heading into the game, continued its dominance holding its fifth opponent under 10 goals. Led by Adrianne Devine (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker), who had three ground balls and one caused turnover, and Ashley Hunter (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes), who recorded two ground balls and two caused turnovers, the Hoya defense helped force 31 turnovers and nine failed clears.
After trailing by one less than three minutes into the contest Georgetown scored three unanswered goals in a span of eight minutes. Corcoran tied the game at one before Thomas opened up GU's first lead with 20 minutes remaining in the half. Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) then teamed with Tarzian to open up a multiple goal lead, 3-1.
MU closed within one again off a free position shot, 3-2, but that was as close as the Golden Eagles would get. GU exploded for four goals in the next six minute span, with three coming off free position shots. Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School), Courtney Caputo (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School) and Thomas converted three straight free position opportunities before Corinne Etchison (Eldersberg, Md./McDonogh School) and Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation) teamed up for a 7-2 Hoya lead.
At half Georgetown owned a 7-3 advantage after outshooting the Golden Eagles 19 to 4.
The Hoyas built a 10-4 lead 15 minutes into the final stanza as Tarzian scored early and Etchison and Thomas netted unassisted scores. MU then scored its first back-to-back goals of the game and cut GU's lead to 10-6.
Jackson rebuilt a five goal lead for GU before Freedman buried two more scores, one off an assist from Tarzian. MU mustered one last score with 53 seconds to play.