Fresh off a 20-7 drubbing of Villanova, Georgetown’s women’s lacrosse team found itself in a completely different situation in its next game: quadruple overtime.
Princeton and Georgetown went back and forth throughout the match Sunday afternoon, but the Tigers eventually emerged victorious with a 15-14 win in extra time.
The then-No.14 Hoyas opened up the game with a bang, taking an early 3-0 lead. However, in what would become a theme throughout the contest, Princeton answered right back with three goals of its own to even the score with 20:44 remaining in the first half.
From that point on, neither team would lead by more than two goals, but it was the Tigers (4-4, 2-0 Ivy) who appeared to have the momentum in the second half, sparked by the performance of junior Lizzy Drumm.
With Princeton down 10-8, Drumm beat to the tune of three goals within an eight minute span to help offset two Hoyas goals and narrow the deficit to 12-11 with 13:17 remaining.
At the end of regulation, the score sat at 14-all and would remain there through the first extra period. However, with 2:04 remaining in the fourth overtime, it was Drumm who netted the game-deciding goal for the Tigers.
The win catapulted the Tigers into the 20th spot in the rankings, while the Georgetown loss dropped the Hoyas (3-5) to No. 16.
Tigers stay put at No. 5 The Princeton men’s basketball team may have missed out on an NCAA tournament, but one Tigers team is steadily making its way towards the postseason.
After a narrow 7-6 victory over Yale Saturday, the 6-1 Princeton men’s lacrosse team held on to its No. 5 spot in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll, while simultaneously knocking the Bulldogs (4-2, 0-2) out of the top 20.
Freshman midfield Jeff Froccaro scored the winning goal with 37 seconds left in play — just as he did in the Tigers’ overtime win against Penn last Saturday.
But the real star of the game may have been Princeton goalie Tyler Fiorito, who allowed just two goals after halftime — both of which came in extra man situations — while making 10 saves.
Fiorito’s career-high 15 saves against a Yale squad that had a 39-34 advantage in shots gave Princeton the edge it needed to steal the ‘W.’ The sophomore entered the game with a goals-against average of 9.35, but his strong performance brought that down to 8.86 and gave him a .500 save percentage.
With a 2-0 Ivy record, the Tigers are currently tied with Cornell for first in the Ivy standings, while Yale is splitting the bottom spot with Penn.
Timely Minutemen comeback Finding themselves in a 9-8 hole against Brown with 12:34 remaining, the Minutemen had the clock ticking against them.
The then-No. 13 Bears had scored the last three goals, and the momentum appeared to be on their side. However in the final seven minutes of regulation, Massachusetts (6-2) found the back of the net three times — while holding Brown (3-2, 1-0) to just one goal — to secure an 11-10 upset.
The game caught the attention of the Nike/Inside Lacrosse ranking committee, as the victory moved the Minutemen from the No. 19 spot up to ninth.Comments powered by Disqus
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