May 1, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Stanford University women's lacrosse team suffered a 12-3 setback at No. 7 Georgetown on Saturday afternoon on North Kehoe Field on the Hoyas' Senior Day. With the loss, the Cardinal fall to 8-8 on the year, while the Hoyas improve to 11-4 overall.
Georgetown University senior midfielder Gloria Lozano and junior attacker Sarah Oliphant each posted hat tricks in the win. ran off six unanswered points in the first period to take a 6-0 lead.
Oliphant got things started for the Hoyas at the 24:09 mark with an unassisted goal, followed by a tally from junior attacker Ali Chambers at 22:51. Senior midfielder Michi Ellers was credited with the assist. Georgetown junior attacker Catherine Elbe and Ellers scored off free positions at 13:11 and 12:07, respectively, to give the Hoyas a 4-0 lead. Oliphant then notched her second goal of the period at 10:58 off an assist from Elbe to make it 5-0; and Lozano found the back of the net at 8:24.
The Cardinal finally got on the scoreboard at 2:40 when junior midfielder Claire Calzonetti checked the ball free from Hoya goalie Sarah Robinson's stick after she had raced behind the goal for a ground ball, and fired it into the Hoyas' unprotected cage to score. Georgetown took a 6-1 lead into the intermission.
Stanford came out firing in the second half and would cut the Hoyas' lead to 6-3, early in the period. Senior midfielder Abbi Hills found sophomore attacker Megan Burker at the 26:34 mark for the Cardinal's second goal of the game. A little over three minutes later, Hills fired an unassisted goal past the Hoyas' Robinson to make the score 6-3.
But Georgetown answered with a six-goal run, including two from Lozano. Freshman attacker Coco Stanwick set up Lozano for the score at 21:56, followed by Oliphant's third goal of the day at 16:01 off a free position. Stanwick then found sophomore midfielder Paige Andrews for a goal at 14:15 to make it 9-3 in favor of the Hoyas. Chambers recorded her second goal of the day at 5:12, with sophomore attacker Lucy Poole picking up the assist. Lozano's third goal of the afternoon was next at 4:40. Freshman midfielder Schuyler Sutton scored the last goal of the game with just 44 seconds remaining to give Georgetown a 12-3 victory. Junior midfielder Lauryn Bernier assisted on Sutton's goal.
Senior goalie Christina Saikus turned away 16 Hoya shots on the afternoon, while Robinson posted five saves on the day in goal for Georgetown.
The Cardinal head to next week's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship as the top seed. Stanford will play in the semifinals on Saturday, May 8th.