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Irish Fall To Fifth-Ranked Georgetown 16-15 In Overtime

April 19, 2003

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame, Ind. – For the second consecutive weekend, the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team lost an overtime decision to a ranked team. This time it was the fifth-ranked Georgetown Hoyas who did the damage, taking a 16-15 win in extra time.

The Hoyas scored three late second half goals and then scored three consecutive free-position goals in overtime to take a three-goal lead and then held off a late Irish rally to take the 16-15 victory.

Georgetown was led offensively by senior Wick Stanwick who set a BIG EAST record with nine goals in the game. Sophomore Sarah Oliphant added two goals with three assists for five points.

Notre Dame had a balanced attack that was led by freshman Crysti Foote (Suffern, N.Y.), who had four goals and two assists for six points. Danielle Shearer (Sr., Hampstead, Md.) and Angela Dixon (Sr., Pennsauken, N.J.) each had five points in the game with Shearer getting three goals and two assists and Dixon two goals and three helpers.

Despite giving up 16 goals in the game, Notre Dame goalkeeper Jen White (Sr., Annapolis, Md.) made a career-high 19 saves in the game.

The loss drops Notre Dame to 4-7 on the season and 3-2 in BIG EAST play. Georgetown improves to 10-3 on the year and remains in first in the BIG EAST with a 5-0 league record. All seven Irish losses this season have come to nationally ranked teams this season. The Irish are 1-7 in games against the top teams in the country.

Stanwick scored four of her nine goals in the first half as Georgetown took a 5-1 lead at the first intermission. Meredith Simon (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) scored the lone goal for the Irish and Allison Chambers had the other Hoya score. White made nine saves in the half keeping Notre Dame in the game.

The Irish offense ran off 12 goals in the second half. Abby Owen (Jr., Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) got Notre Dame on the board with a free-position goal just 47 seconds into the second stanza. Stanwick’s fifth goal of the game made it 6-2 before the Irish ran off four consecutive goals to tie the game at 6-6. Foote got her first off four in the game at 26:46 to make it 6-3. Shearer, freshman Mary McGrath (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) and Dixon then scored three times in a 20-second span to tie the game at 6-6.

Gloria Lozano (free-position goal at 18:48) and Eleanor Weille (Sr., Garden City, N.Y.) traded goals before the Hoyas scored three in a row over a 2:38 period to make it 10-7. The Irish would then run off six straight goals to build a 13-10 lead as Foote and Shearer scored twice and Lauren Fischer (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Dixon scored once with Shearer’s goal with 2:41 left giving the Irish a three-goal lead.

Stanwick brought the Hoyas back with her seventh goal of the game making it 13-11 with 2:22 left. Anouk Peters scored with 2:06 and Stanwick got the equalizer with 1:32 left to tie the game at 13-13.

In overtime, Georgetown controlled the early play and took advantage of three free-position chances in a row to build a 16-13 lead. Stanwick scored with 1:23 left in the first three-minute overtime and Peters got her second of the game with 27 seconds left. Sarah Oliphant got what would be the game-winning goal with 1:55 left in the second three-minute overtime as the Hoyas would convert five of 10 free-position chances in the game.

The Irish weren’t done though as Simon scored with 1:30 left in the game and Foote converted her fourth of the game with 1:11 left on the afternoon. The Irish controlled the final draw of the game but failed to score in the final minute of the game for their third straight loss.

White finished with 19 saves in the game while taking the loss. Sarah Robinson started in goal for Georgetown and played 54:39 giving up 11 goals with five saves to get the win. Dosha Stright came into the game with 21:12 left in the game and played 11:21 before Robinson came in with 9:51 left in regulation. Stright gave up four goals and made two saves

Game Summary

First-Half ScoringTeam    Time    Score   Goal                    AssistGU  23:24   0-1 Wick StanwickGU  19:57   0-2 Wick Stanwick (2)ND  16:35   1-2     Meredith Simon           Danielle ShearerGU  13:25   1-3  *  Wick Stanwick (3)GU  11:49   1-4 Wick Stanwick (4)GU    7:21  1-5 Allison Chambers            Sarah Oliphant
Second-Half ScoringTeam Time Score Goal AssistND 29:13 2-5 * Abby OwenGU 27:38 2-6 Wick Stanwick (5) Sarah Oliphant (2)ND 26:46 3-6 Crysti Foote Abby OwenND 23:48 4-6 Danielle ShearerND 23:35 5-6 Mary McGrath Angela DixonND 23:28 6-6 Angela Dixon Danielle Shearer (2)GU 18:48 6-7 * Gloria LozanoND 17:44 7-7 Eleanor Weille Crysti FooteGU 17:25 7-8 Sarah Oliphant Elizabeth RyanGU 16:30 7-9 Allison Chambers (2) Lauryn BernierGU 15:47 7-10 Wick Stanwick (6)ND 14:57 8-10 Crysti Foote (2) Eleanor WeilleND 11:17 9-10 * Lauren FischerND 9:51 10-10 Crysti Foote (3) Angela DixonND 9:41 11-10 Danielle Shearer (2) Meredith SimonND 8:57 12-10 Angela Dixon (2) Abby Owen (2)ND 2:41 13-10 Danielle Shearer (3)GU 2:22 13-11 Wick Stanwick (7) Sarah Oliphant (3)GU 2:06 13-12 Anouk PetersGU 1:32 13-13 Wick Stanwick (8)
Overtime ScoringTeam Time Score Goal AssistGU 4:23 13-14 * Wick Stanwick (9)GU 3:27 13-15 * Anouk Peters (2)GU 1:55 13-16 * Sarah Oliphant (2)ND 1:30 14-16 Meredith Simon (2) Crysti Foote (2)ND 1:11 15-16 Crysti Foote (4) Angela Dixon (3)
Scoring: 1st 2nd OT FinalGeorgetown (10-3/5-0) 5 8 3 16Notre Dame (4-7/3-2) 1 12 2 15
GoalkeepersGeorgetown: Sarah Robinson (54:39 minutes, 11 goals against, 5 saves) Dosha Stright (11:21 minutes, 4 goals against, 2 saves)Notre Dame: Jen White (66:00 minutes, 16 goals against; 19 saves)
Shots on GoalGU 42ND 36
Free Position ShotsGU 5 of 10ND 2 of 5
Ground BallsGU 34ND 27
Draw ControlsGU 17ND 16