Penn State Women's Lacrosse Falls to No. 2 Georgetown, 18-9
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 24, 2002 -- The second-ranked Georgetown Hoyas used an 11-goal second half to defeat the Penn State women's lacrosse team 18-9 Wednesday night at Jeffrey Field. The Lions fall to 6-8 on the season while Georgetown improves to 13-1.
Penn State sophomore Katie Jeschke (Ellicott City, Md.) scored the first goal of the contest just 25 seconds in when her shot deflected off another player and into the goal. But the Hoyas answered just 16 seconds later when senior Erin Elbe scored the first of her five goals. Georgetown went on to score five unanswered tallies before a mark by Lion senior B.J. Lucey (Springfield, Pa.) made the score 6-2. Another Hoya goal increased the Penn State deficit to five but goals by sophomore Stephanie Curnoles (Baltimore, Md.) and junior Colleen O'Hara (Ardmore, Pa.) made the score 7-4 in favor of Georgetown going into halftime.
The second half began with the Hoyas tallying a goal just a minute and a half in, but it was quickly answered by sophomore Jamie Donahue (Oreland, Pa.). After a Georgetown goal, a mark by senior Brooke Bailey (Wallingford, Pa.) pulled Penn State to within three, making the score 9-6 with 25:51 to play. This margin was too close for the Hoyas, who went on to score six goals in the next 12 minutes to increase their lead to 15-6. A Lion goal by senior Molly Ford (Trenton, N.J.) with 13:41 remaining pulled Penn State to 15-7, but three more Hoya goals pushed the game to 18-7 with under eight minutes to play. Two goals by freshman Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Md.) were too little too late, as the Lions fell, 18-9.
Freshman goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) recorded 14 saves in the contest.
Penn State takes to the road for two games. Friday, April 26 the Lions visit Columbus, Ohio to face the Buckeyes of Ohio State at 7:00 p.m. and then on Sunday, April 28 Penn State will face Ohio beginning at noon. That contest can be heard live on the internet on Penn State's official athletic website, www.GoPSUsports.com.
Final: Georgetown 18, Penn State 9