March 4, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. -
The Stanford women's lacrosse team will continue its challenging nonconference schedule as it takes on its third top-15 opponent in No. 11 Georgetown at 4 p.m. (PT) on Tuesday, March 5, at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
The Cardinal (2-1) is winless in three tries against Georgetown (3-0), losing its most recent meeting, 10-6, on March 6, 2005.
Stanford has played well in each of its first three games and will look to capitalize on momentum created after its 12-10 victory at No. 13 Ohio State this past Saturday. The Cardinal jumped out to a 4-0 lead against the Buckeyes and held at least a two goal advantage the remainder of the match.
Rachel Ozer led the way for Stanford, scoring four goals in the first 21 minutes of the match. Ozer has been an offensive force this season, racking up 13 points on eight goals and five assists in just three games against teams ranked or receiving votes in the IWLCA top 20.
Kyle Fraser also contributed a strong offensive effort against the Buckeyes, notching three goals and an assist to tie Ozer with four points on the day. It was Fraser's second consecutive game with a hat trick after finding the net three times in Stanford's previous game against Harvard.
A major part of Stanford's success has been its swarming defense that focuses on constantly pressuring opponents in the midfield and in the Cardinal's defensive zone. Megan Lerner has led the defensive effort and is tied with Lyndsey Munoz for most ground balls (nine), has a team-high 13 draw controls and is tied with three teammates for most caused turnovers (three).
Stanford leads opponents in draw controls (49-31), ground balls (55-43) and caused turnovers (33-24).
Munoz has been solid in net for the Cardinal and made nine saves against Ohio State - including six in the second half - to secure the win. Munoz holds a goals against average of 11.92.
Georgetown is coming off an 11-6 victory against Princeton. The Hoyas won their first two games over Delaware (16-12) and Towson (13-10). Georgetown is led by Caroline Tarzian with 10 points, while Kelyn Freedman leads the team with seven goals.
Live stats will be available on Game Tracker via GoStanford.com. Admission to the game is free.