No. 20 Georgetown Knocks off No. 13 Syracuse

WASHINGTON – No. 20 Georgetown used a 7-0 second-half run to defeat the No. 13 Syracuse Orange (5-7, 3-1 Big East), 12-8, on a rainy Saturday at Multi-Sport Field. The Hoyas came back from a three-goal deficit to get the victory and improve to 7-5 overall as well as 5-0 in Big East play. It marked the fifth consecutive win for the Blue & Gray.

“In the second half we didn't change anything, it was execution,” said Head Coach Rick Fried. “We controlled the ball better, held possession for longer and made some big saves and big stops.”

The Orange opened the second half with consecutive goals in the first five minutes. Trailing by three, 8-5, the Hoyas staged a 7-0 run holding Syracuse scoreless for more than 25 minutes.

Sophomore Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) bookended the run with a goal at 24:25 off of a free position as well as one with 3:39 remaining. Following Jackson's score, freshman Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md.McDonogh School) connected making the score 8-7.

A trio of free position shots gave the Hoyas the lead as senior captain Mary Beth Brophy (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) hit two and sophomore Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) added one making it 10-8 with 8:33 remaining. Senior Jacqueline Giles and Jackson closed out the scoring making the final 12-8.

Defense was a key to the second-half run as the squad disrupted possession on the ride and freshman goalkeeper Barb Black (Ruxton, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) came up with a number of huge saves late in the half.

The teams traded goals throughout the first half. Georgetown trailed, 3-1, at 24:19, but sophomore Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) and Jackson managed to tie it up.

Scores from Bozel and senior captain Jordy Kirr (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School) put Georgetown ahead by one, however, the Orange managed two goals before the half to make it 6-5 at the break.

Georgetown outshot Syracuse, 26-17, and had 13 more ground balls. The defense forced 16 turnover and Black finished with five saves on the game.

Jackson led the Hoyas with five points on three goals and two assists, while Brophy tallied her second-consecutive hat trick.

Georgetown will be back in action on Tuesday at No. 5 Loyola (Md.). The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The No. 13 Syracuse women's lacrosse team had its two-game winning streak snapped in a 12-8 setback at Georgetown on Saturday, April 16. The Orange goes to 5-7 on the season and 3-1 in Big East play, while the Hoyas improve to 7-5 overall and 5-0 in conference action.

Syracuse jumped out to a 3-1 lead on goals by seniors Catherine Rodriguez (Bellevue, Wash.) and Tee Ladouceur (Slingerlands, N.Y.) and freshman Alyssa Murray (West Babylon, N.Y.). After the Hoyas recorded back-to-back goals to tie the score with 21:51 remaining, the Orange regained the lead with a transition goal at the 20:26 mark. Sophomore Becca Block (Stratham, N.H.) threw a long pass into SU's offensive end to Ladouceur on a clearing attempt. Ladouceur then found Murray in front of the goal, who put her shot past Georgetown goalkeeper Barb Black to put SU ahead 4-3.

Consecutive goals by Kelsi Bozel and Jordy Kirr gave Georgetown its first lead of the game, 5-4, with 12:58 remaining. A save by Syracuse goalkeeper Liz Hogan (Victor, N.Y.) on a point-blank shot kept the Orange within one before junior Sarah Holden's (Syracuse, N.Y.) goal on an assist from Murray tied the score at 5-5 at the 4:29 mark. Freshman Katie Webster (Syracuse, N.Y.) netted her first goal of the day on a low bounce shot that gave the Orange a 6-5 lead, and Hogan made her third save of the game in the final 10 seconds to send Syracuse into the locker room with a one-goal advantage at halftime.

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