The No. 19 Stanford women’s lacrosse team rallied from a six-goal second-half deficit to beat No. 14 Georgetown, 11-10, in double overtime on Sunday to earn back-to-back road victories over ranked teams.
Lucy Dikeou scored the unassisted winner 2:14 into sudden death to complete a run of seven unanswered goals that began with 19:16 left in the second half with Stanford facing a 10-4 deficit.
The dramatics weren’t limited to Dikeou’s winner. Trailing 10-9 in the final seconds of regulation, Stanford emptied its net in a desperation attempt to tie the score. The opportunity came when Alexandra Crerend was fouled with one second left, just after picked up a ground ball in the eight-meter arc. Her free-position shot scored to make it, 10-10, and force overtime.
It was the second consecutive dramatic last-second free-position goal for Stanford, which beat No. 11 Towson, 8-7, on Friday after Hannah Farr scored as time ran out for the first-overtime half.
In the first overtime, Georgetown drew a free position, but Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz denied Natalie Miller’s shot and Farr picked up the loose ball and the first six-minute overtime, which is played to its entirety, ended scoreless.
In the second overtime, Georgetown won the draw, but Farr again came to the rescue, stripping a Hoya player in Stanford’s own defensive end and picking up the ground ball to launch an attack. Just a minute later, Dikeou scored her only goal of the game for the winner.
Stanford (5-1) swept its three-games in five-days road trip that began with a 19-5 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opening victory at Fresno State. It also was Stanford’s third overtime contest in four games, having lost at home to unranked Vanderbilt, 16-15, on March 2.