Towson survives in 5 overtimes, 9-8


March 05, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Freshman Hillary Fratzke scored with 33 seconds remaining in the fifth overtime period to give No. 15 Towson a 9-8 win over visiting George Washington yesterday.

It was the longest game in Tigers history.

Shannon Witzel led the Tigers (2-0) with four goals, while Becky Trumbo had three goals and five assists. Fratzke also had an assist, six ground balls, five draw controls and three caused turnovers.

For the Colonials, Colleen Schmidt had three goals and an assist, while Laura Hostetler had two goals and an assist.

After George Washington missed a free-position shot with just over 40 seconds remaining, Fratzke got the ball at midfield and shook of her defender for a breakaway opportunity.

She charged in and scored her third goal of the season.

Towson was last involved in a multiple overtime game in 1993, when the Tigers defeated James Madison, 9-8, in four overtimes.

No. 5 Maryland 12, Richmond 9 -- The Terps (3-2) got three-goal games from Delia Cox, Kelly Kasper and Krista Pellizzi as they defeated the Spiders (1-2). Maryland led nearly the entire game, but had to withstand a late Richmond rally to come away with the victory. Pellizzi led all scorers with a career-high five points.

No. 1 Northwestern 19, Ohio 3 -- Kristen Kjellman led the Wildcats (4-0, 1-0 American Lacrosse Conference) with five goals and one assist in the win over the Bobcats (1-4, 0-1). The victory extended Northwestern's win streak to 25, and to 13 straight at home dating to the end of the 2004 season.

No. 3 Virginia 14, Syracuse 9 -- Blair Weymouth led all players with four draw controls and had six points (four goals, two assists) as the host Cavaliers (3-1) defeated the Orange (1-2).

No. 8 Dartmouth 12, New Hampshire 5 -- Whitney Douthett had three goals and an assist to lead the host Big Green (1-1) past the Wildcats (0-2).

No. 17 James Madison 10, Yale 9 -- Brooke McKenzie scored four goals to lead the Dukes (2-0) past the host Bulldogs (1-1).

No. 20 Pennsylvania 14, Ohio State 10 -- Ali Ryan had a game- high four goals as the Quakers (3-0) defeated the Buckeyes (0-3).

Mount St. Mary's 12, LeMoyne 11 -- Kirby Day scored with 59.6 seconds remaining to lift the Mount (1-3) over the the visiting Dolphins (0-1). Day finished with five goals.

UMBC 15, Manhattan 4 -- Kelly Fiorani (four goals, one assist) and Jen Kasper (three goals, two assists) led the host Retrievers (2-2) past the Jaspers (0-2).

St. Mary's 18, Washington College 8 -- The Seahawks (3-0) scored five unanswered goals in the first 9:27 of play en route to the win over the host Shorewomen (2-1). Becca Christoffersen had three goals and three assists for St. Mary's and Abby Chrismer had a goal and two assists for Washington.

Goucher 13, York 6 -- Emily Blatter scored four goals as the host Gophers (1-0, 1-0 Capital Athletic Association) beat the Spartans (1-2, 0-1).

Frostburg State 11, Marymount 10 -- Stefanie Ritz scored four goals to lead the visiting Bobcats (1-0) past the Saints (1-2). Freshman goalie Erin Morrell made 18 saves.

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