Marquette Falls 12-5 at No. 19/RV Georgetown
April 5, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – No. 19/RV Georgetown pulled away from a halftime tie to top the Marquette University women’s lacrosse team, 12-5, on Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field in Washington, D.C.
The Golden Eagles (5-6, 1-1 BIG EAST) were held scoreless in the second half after rallying from a two-goal deficit to knot things 5-5 at halftime. Reigning BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week Claire Costanza posted a pair of goals and an assist in the loss, while freshman Amanda Bochniak also tallied three points with a goal and two assists.
Sarah Priem tied a career-high with 14 saves on the afternoon and kept Marquette in the game with long stretches of stellar play, which included a career-high six ground balls.
Georgetown (4-7, 1-1 BIG EAST) was paced by leading scorer Kelyn Freedman, who scored six goals on 10 shots and caused four MU turnovers. Caroline Tarzian also scored two goals for the Hoyas, while Adrianne Devine picked up five draw controls in the victory.
Play went back-and-forth during a quickly moving first half of action. The Golden Eagles controlled play for much of the stanza due to a number of Georgetown miscues before the Hoyas mounted much of the pressure in the second half.
Costanza picked up where she left off in the Golden Eagles’ last game against Cincinnati early on Saturday, scoring MU’s first goal to knot things at a goal apiece with 25:45 left in the first half.
Trailing 5-3 with 4:32 to play in the opening frame, Costanza found Bochniak in front of the cage as the Fallston, Md., native pulled the Golden Eagles to within a goal. Junior Nicole Gleason, who scored a pair of goals on the afternoon, scored just under two minutes later to tie things, 5-5, for the third time in the game.
The Hoyas went on to score all seven second-half goals and out-shot Marquette 19-2 in the frame and were perfect on all five clear attempts.
For the game, Georgetown held a 25-17 edge in ground balls and a 12-7 advantage in draw controls.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Friday, April 11 at Rutgers and will also play at Connecticut on Sunday, April 13 next weekend.