PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 13, 2014) – Despite a late surge towards the end of the second half, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team (7-7, 1-3 BIG EAST) fell to Georgetown (6-7, 3-1 BIG EAST) by a score of 15-10 Sunday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium. Redshirt junior midfielder Lauren Sbrilli (Martinsville, N.J.) led the Scarlet Knights with a career-high five goals.
Rutgers trailed the Hoyas, 9-3, at the half and faced a deficit as large as nine goals with 6:32 remaining in regulation. The Scarlet Knights formed a late rally, however, ripping off four goals in the final six minutes of play to get within five, but it wouldn’t be enough, as Georgetown held on for the win.
Sophomore attacker Kim Kolodny (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and senior attacker Megan Clements (Pennington, N.J.) finished behind Sbrilli with two goals each. Sophomore midfielder Chrissy Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.) added the final tally for the Scarlet Knights.
Freshman midfielder Kristina Dunphey (Hillsborough, N.J.) notched a team-high two assists, while freshman attacker Amanda Turturro (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and redshirt sophomore midfielder Kristin Kocher (Medford, N.J.) also recorded helpers.
Redshirt junior defender Hollie DiMuro (West Babylon, N.Y.) registered a solid performance on the defensive end for Rutgers, totaling team-highs in caused turnovers (four) and ground balls (three).
Nine different Hoyas scored to pace the visitors, while three players recorded hat tricks. Courtney Caputo, Meghan Farrell and Reilly Woodman netted three scores each.
The hosts faced an early 5-0 deficit to open the match, before Sbrilli put Rutgers on the board at 15:54. Georgetown responded with three-straight goals over the following five minutes, until back-to-back winners by Clements and Sbrilli brought RU within five (8-3). Woodman added her second score of the half with 1:29 remaining to put the visitors in front 9-3 at the intermission.
Less than a minute into the second half Turturro found Kolodny to make it a five-score game, but Caputo would net three-straight scores in the next minute to open a 12-4 lead for Georgetown.
The teams exchanged goals, until Clements started a four-goal spurt for RU at 6:16 off the dish from Kocher. Kolodny scored just under a minute later to bring Rutgers within seven (15-8), while Sbrilli tacked on the final two goals with 2:16 left and lastly 48 seconds remaining.
Rutgers travels to Cincinnati on April 17 before closing the regular season road slate at Louisville on April 19.
- With the loss, RU falls to 3-21 all-time against Georgetown.
- Georgetown had the advantage over Rutgers in shots (33-23), ground balls (20-13) and draw controls (14-13).
- Rutgers went with the starting 12 of Kim Kolodny, Halley Barnes, Sara Kramer, Amanda Turturro, Kristin Kocher, Jenny Vlahos, Chelsea Intrabartola, Claire MacDougall, Hollie DiMuro, Chrissy Schreiber, Taylor Pennell and Amanda Currell. The lineup marked the 12th different set of starters for Rutgers in 14 games.
- Lauren Sbrilli’s five points on five goals marked new career-highs in both categories for the midfielder. The hat trick is her fourth of the season and 11th of her career.
- Kristina Dunphey’s two assists were a new career-high. Entering today’s contest, the rookie had just one assist on the season, which she recorded on April 11 against Marquette.
- Hollie DiMuro’s four caused turnovers tied her career-high. She had previously caused four miscues against both Hofstra (March 13, 2013) and Notre Dame (March 30, 2012).
- Rookie defender Sara Kramer tied her career-high of two draw controls against the Hoyas. She had previously controlled two draws twice this season against Delaware (March 1) and Stony Brook (March 8).
- Both Amanda Currell and junior Candice Dandridge saw time in goal for Rutgers. Currell, who started in the cage for RU, saw 18:22 minutes of action, while Dandridge entered the contest in the first half and logged 41:38 minutes. Both goalies finished with five saves.
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