March 1, 2009

Courtesy of Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (2/28/09) – No. 8 Princeton scored the game's final four goals to break a 9-9 tie and earn a 13-9 win over No. 13 Johns Hopkins in the home opener at Class of 1952 Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Junior Kristin Morrison scored two of those four goals and had four goals total on the afternoon. Sophomore Lizzy Drumm also had four points, while senior Holly McGarvie collected three.

Candace Rossi scored the first goal of the game just 1:28 into the contest, but Drumm responded seconds later with her first goal of the season. JHU’s Brianna Cronin made it 2-1 with a marker at 24:21, but Morrison came back with two unassisted tallies to give Princeton a 3-2 lead at 21:49.

Drumm extended the Tigers lead by two before the teams traded free-position goals around the 17-minute mark. Rossi cut lead back to one at 4:46 but senior Anne Murray tallied a goal in transition with 1:51 to play. Senior Christine Casaceli gave Princeton a 7-4 lead at the half when she beat her defender and sent a low shot in on goalie Lizzie O’Ferrall with 1.2 seconds on the clock.

The Blue Jays came out in the second half and scored five of the first seven goals to even the scoring at 9-9 at 13:33.

Cronin had back-to-back goals to pull Johns Hopkins within one. She opened the second with a free-position goal and had an unassisted goal less than 48 seconds later.

Drumm answered at 24:20 with a bounce shot and senior Kristin Schwab gave Princeton a 9-6 edge when she made her way through traffic and threw a high shot into the cage.

Alyssa Kildare sparked a three-goal run for the Blue Jays, when she converted a free-position opportunity. Cornin and Brooke Foussadier added markers to make it 9-9.

Morrison connected with Casaceli to regain the lead for Princeton and Drumm found Morrison open to give the Tigers a two-goal lead at 8:01. Murray notched her second of the game at 2:22 and Schwab buried one off an eight-meter shot at 1:26 to seal the win for the Tigers.

Sophomore Erin Tochihara started the game and made five saves in the first half. Sophomore Kaitlyn Perrelle came in to start the second half, and made two saves in 13:16 and allowed four goals before being replaced by Tochihara. Tochihara would close out the game making one more stop. O'Ferrell made nine saves.

Cronin led the Blue Jays with four goals, while Rossi had two points.

Princeton had a 31-21 shot advantage and won the ground ball battle, 18-16. The Tigers also had a 14-10 edge in draw controls.

Princeton (1-0) will make the short trip north to Rutgers on Wednesday, March 4 for a 7 p.m., game.